Brian Fletcher is an Associate Professor of Law and a Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Brian is an experienced appellate litigator who has argued eleven cases before the Supreme Court, briefed more than two dozen cases on the merits, and filed well over one hundred certiorari-stage briefs. He has also litigated numerous cases in the federal courts of appeals. His cases have spanned the full range of issues that come before the Supreme Court, with a particular focus on antitrust law, the Affordable Care Act, labor and employment law, federal antidiscrimination statutes, and criminal law and procedure.
Brian came to Stanford in 2019, after serving for five years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice. In that capacity, Brian represented the government in the Supreme Court and advised the Solicitor General and other senior Department officials on litigation in the lower federal courts. In 2018, he received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his contributions to the Solicitor General’s Office and the Department.
Before joining the Solicitor General’s Office, Brian was a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. In addition, from 2011-2013, he served as an Associate Counsel to the President in the Office of the White House Counsel, where he advised senior White House and agency officials on legal issues related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other federal healthcare programs.
Brian began his legal career by clerking for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as the President of the Harvard Law Review, was awarded the Fay Diploma, and was a two-time recipient of the Sears Prize. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale College with a degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.