Brendan Dignan is a corporate lawyer with Baker Botts L.L.P. and represents the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation as its pro bono counsel. In addition to his work with the Foundation, Brendan advises public and private companies, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies, in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, corporate governance and securities law compliance. He practiced law for eight years in New York City and is currently Special Counsel in Baker Botts’ Washington, D.C. office. He has represented clients in a number of industries including defense, energy, technology, media, and telecommunications. In 2001, Brendan was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer in the U.S. Army and served in Germany with the First Infantry Division, deploying to Kosovo (2002) and Iraq (2004-2005) before leaving the Army as a Captain. He has a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Emma, live in Washington, D.C.