Brendan Dignan is a Partner at Baker Botts L.L.P. and serves as the Foundation’s legal counsel. In addition to his work with the Foundation, Brendan advises public and private companies, including private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance, securities law compliance, and general corporate matters. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Officer in 2001 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.