Brian J. O'Dwyer, Esq., B.A. '66, LL.M. '76

Partner, O'Dwyer & Bernstien LLP

Brian O'Dwyer is a senior partner in the law firm of O'Dwyer & Bernstien, a medium sized litigation firm in New York City, concentrating in personal injury, immigration rights, labor relations and general commercial litigation.

Mr. O'Dwyer has served as Counsel to the Department of Community Affairs of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and has served as Counsel to the Benefit Fund of the Newspaper Guild of New York - The New York Times, The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, New York District Council of Carpenters, Service Employees Local 74, as well as other ERISA funds. He is a member of the Board of the Charles Lawrence Keith and Clara Miller Foundation. He was also appointed as Commissioner on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships by President Clinton and was awarded the Director's Citation for exemplary Public Service.

O’Dwyer has been cited for his efforts on behalf of the people of Puerto Rico as well as by the Governor of Puerto Rico and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award, the Outreach Project Annual Service Award, the New York City Council Spirit of New York Award, and in July 2000, received papal honors when he was named a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, conferred by Archbishop Edward Egan of New York.

Brian O’Dwyer received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University in Spanish-American Literature and his Masters of Arts degree in Spanish-Language Literature from Middlebury College in Madrid.  He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University and his Masters in Law from The George Washington University.  In July 2013 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (hc) by Dublin City University.