Brandon R. Teachout joined Bird Marella in 2023. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on the entertainment and technology industries and professional liability defense.
Brandon has wide-ranging litigation experience representing clients in a variety of industries, from professional service firms to the technology sector.
He is also dedicated to pro bono matters, having received a 2023 Immigrants’ Rights Award from the ACLU Foundation of Southern California for his exceptional time and effort representing the plaintiffs in Kidd v. Mayorkas, a class-action lawsuit challenging how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carries out warrantless arrests in Southern Californians’ homes. He also represented a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the construction of housing for homeless veterans on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles campus.
Prior to joining Bird Marella, Brandon was a litigation associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson for more than four years and clerked for then-Chief Judge John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Before he became an attorney, Brandon served as a legislative aide to former U.S. Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota and as a budget analyst for the Senate Budget Committee. He also worked for two years as a technical director of local newscasts in Fargo, North Dakota. Brandon is a graduate of Stanford Law School, Georgetown University and Concordia College.