Mr. Brakebill is a retired intellectual property and trial lawyer. Following a one-year appellate clerkship out of law school, in 1998 Mr. Brakebill joined Morrison & Foerster, a global law firm of which he became a partner in 2005. At Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Brakebill primarily represented technology companies, both in the hardware and software sectors, in intellectual property cases involving disputes over patents, copyrights and contracts concerning use of technology. He retired from the firm in 2010. Mr. Brakebill also has served as a director of several not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Brakebill received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from Stanford University in 1991 and attended Harvard Law School and the University of California, Hastings, from which he received his law degree in 1997.