Jim Bruen earned his law degree at Stanford University. Immediately after graduation he worked with the General Counsel's office at the headquarters office of the FCC. He then became a Criminal Division Assistant US Attorney (AUSA), a Civil Division AUSA and Chief of the Civil Division in the N.D. CA. He left to become an environmental counselor and trial lawyer lawyer, and a domestic/international product steward, in the San Francisco firms of Landels, Ripley & Diamond and Farella Braun + Martel. He was inducted into the original class of the ACOEL in 2008. He became Secretary in 2014, President-Elect in 2015 and President of the ACOEL in 2016. He now serves on the Executive Committee, as Chair of the International Pro Bono Committee and as Past President and Vice President of the ACOEL Foundation.
9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, Pacific Islands)
Year of induction:
B.A. Cum Laude Claremont McKenna College, J.D. Stanford Law School
All CA US District Courts, 9th Cir., 10th Cir. and U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Lead trial counsel in multi-billion dollar env lawsuits(e.g..State-of-NewMexico-v-GE-etal; domestic/international-product.steward.for.apparel.industry.and.consumer.electronics.industrymultinationals