Brian Gerling L’99

Brian GerlingProfessor of Practice
Executive Director, Innovation Law Center

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Brian Gerling L’99 is the executive director of the Innovation Law Center and Professor of Practice. He teaches the course on Innovation Law.

Prior to his current position, Gerling was an adjunct professor teaching innovation law and technology law courses. He also holds an  Of Counsel affiliation with Syracuse, NY-based law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, where his practice focuses on IP, data privacy, emerging technology, and economic development.

As ILC Executive Director, Gerling oversees the center’s applied learning course—the Innovation Law Practicum—in which students from the College of Law and across Syracuse University gain practical skills and experience assisting companies with IP, regulatory, and market landscape research, as well as capital sourcing.

Gerling serves on the Board of the Central New York International Business Alliance and on the Technology Council of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, other ex officio board positions. In addition to a J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, Gerling holds a B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York at Binghamton.


  • Syracuse University
    College of Law
    J.D., cum laude 1999
  • State University of New York
    at Binghamton