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Brian C. Erb

Ropes & Gray LLP
San Francisco, CA, USA

Brian C. Erb is a partner in the Corporate Department of Ropes & Gray where he focuses on the areas of corporate finance, public offerings, venture capital financing, public and private company representation, corporate governance counseling, and mergers and acquisitions. Brian has twenty years experience in corporate law, including the past fifteen years practicing in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.

Professional Experience

Brian has represented a number of public companies, including Fortune 500 companies, several leading investment banking firms and numerous venture-backed private companies. Brian has spoken on a variety of corporate securities matters, including public offerings and developments in the securities laws.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Brian was a partner at a prominent Silicon Valley law firm and prior to that was an associate at a major New York City firm.

Brian graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon in 1985. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Willamette University College of Law in 1989 where he was a Member of Law Review.  He is a member of the bars of the states of California, New York and Washington.

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Board of Visitors, Willamette University College of Law
  • Advancement Council, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2002
  • California, 1994
  • New York, 1990


  • JD, cum laude, 1989, Willamette University College of Law; Member of Law Review
  • BS (Journalism), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Tau Alpha, 1985, University of Oregon

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