fall 2020 issue of the The Duquesne Lawyer, the alumni magazine of Duquesne
University School of Law, showcased the professional and advocacy
achievements of McGuireWoods Pittsburgh partner
Bryan Brantley (Complex Commercial Litigation).
An accomplished litigator with national experience across industries, Bryan
co-leads McGuireWoods’ transportation industry team in addition to his
service on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion and Finance Committees and
as pro bono coordinator for the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Among his honors,
the Minority Corporate Counsel Association recognized him as a
2020 Rainmaker, The Legal Intelligencer named him a 2020
Pennsylvania Trailblazer, and he was a
2014 fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
The Duquesne Lawyer
article, “A Rich Legacy of Diversity,” featuring Bryan and four fellow Duquesne Law alumni, noted that
throughout his career, Bryan has advocated for diversity and inclusion in
the legal industry.
“He places an emphasis on people focusing so much on defining diverse
characteristics that the focus of inclusion is lost,” the article said. In
quoted material, Bryan explained that "performing at a high level in
isolation is not sustainable." He addressed the issue by broadening his
network, inside and outside the firm, to maintain connections with
supportive lawyers across the country.