Brian R. Vaughn Martel, Esq.

Assistant Dean of Professional & Career Development

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-305-1677

Brian joined PCD in October 2012. As the Assistant Dean, he manages the J.D. advising team, all employer partnerships and recruitment for the private sector, co-directs Suffolk's summer associate On-Campus Interview (OCI) program, and works closely with other deans and faculty on Suffolk's award-winning Accelerator to Practice Program. Brian also serves as a DEI liaison for PCD to the Law School, University, and legal community.

Previously, Brian was a Litigation Associate at K&L Gates, LLP, where he represented corporate and individual clients in matters involving commercial litigation, bankruptcy, health care, class action defense, mortgage banking, and government enforcement. For a number of years, he served on a trial team that represented generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in the nationwide Average Wholesale Price litigation. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Bankruptcy Court. Brian is a member of the American Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association.

While in law school, Brian served as a legal intern for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., as a law clerk for Petrucelly, Norris, & Minsch P.C., and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Ralph D. Gants and Raymond J. Brassard. Prior to his legal career, he worked for Columbia Management Group (a division of Bank of America) as a trainer in career, leadership, and management development. He was also a Series 6 and 63 licensed financial representative.

Currently, Brian serves as the practice consultant for Charles River Law Partners, LLC, a small law firm in Boston's South End that specializes in residential and commercial real estate transactions, civil litigation, and matters involving adoption and family formation. He is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and holds a B.A. in Psychology (along with concentrations in Sociology and Music) from the College of the Holy Cross.