December 16, 2017
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Preti Flaherty welcomes attorney Bryan O’Brien

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PORTLAND— Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Bryan O’Brien has joined the firm. Bryan will practice Business Law from the firm’s Portland office.

Born in Marshfield, Mass., Bryan graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, with dual degrees in Economics and Political Science, Duke University School of Law with a JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law and received an MBA from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

While at UMass, Bryan was an ESL tutor, managed the America Reads Program and served as a Labor Relations Assistant for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. After college, Bryan spent several years abroad; co-founding a recruitment agency in Tokyo, Japan and holding internships at several international law firms throughout Asia. Bryan displayed a dedication to service throughout law school by coordinating Duke’s Southern Justice Spring Break trip, serving as chair of the Innocence Project reintegration team and helping to run the Human Rights Law Society.

Bryan is committed to international business and cultural diversity. He has visited more than 15 countries and traveled extensively throughout the United States. He is a passionate rugby player and has competed in the sport for more than 10 years.

“We are thrilled to have Bryan join Preti Flaherty,” said John M. Sullivan, managing partner of Preti Flaherty.  “The depth and diversity of his educational background, coupled with a proven entrepreneurial spirit, make Bryan a welcome addition to our Business Law group, and an exciting new voice in the firm.”

Bryan is admitted to practice in Maine and is a resident of Portland.

About Preti Flaherty

Preti Flaherty has offices in Portland and Augusta, ME; Concord, NH; Boston, MA; and Washington, DC. With nearly 100 attorneys, the firm counsels clients in the areas of business law, energy, environmental, estate planning, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, legislative and regulatory, litigation, technology and telecommunications. More information about the firm is available at