Brian Gerling L’99

Brian GerlingExecutive Director of the Innovation Law Center
Adjunct Professor

Brian Gerling L’99 is the executive director of the Innovation Law Center and an adjunct professor. He teaches the Law 815 course on Innovation Law.

Prior to his current position, Gerling was an adjunct professor teaching innovation law and technology law courses. In his new role, he will continue to teach as a member of the College of Law faculty. He also will retain his 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.

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, and he holds other ex officio board positions. In addition to his 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.

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.


Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. 1999

State University of New York at Binghamton