B.A., University of Georgia
J.D., University of Virginia
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Brian Mink is a results-oriented legal executive and innovator with experience developing data-driven legal and risk management strategies for Am Law 100 law firms, Fortune 300 companies, and national retail and hospitality chains. In his role as general counsel, vice president of risk management & corporate secretary of InTown Suites, he serves as the chief legal and risk management officer for one of the largest extended-stay chains in the United States.
Mink is a frequent speaker and thought leader in the emerging disciplines of legal operations and analytics, which leverage process improvement methodologies, automation and data analytics to enhance legal service delivery. He serves as chairman of the Advisory Board of Data Science Connect, one of the largest data science organizations in the world, and is a member of the Editorial Board for the Hospitality Section of Law360, a leading legal publication.
Prior to his role at InTown Suites, he served as legal operations director at Norfolk Southern, a Fortune 300 company and one of North America's largest freight railroads, leading a team responsible for the financial, technological and data aspects of the Law Department, Government Relations Department and Corporate Secretary’s Office. In the Legal Operations team's first year in existence, the team was recognized as "Legal Operations Team of the Year" by Corporate Counsel magazine.
As an attorney at Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, Mink founded and was the chief architect of the firm’s Contract Analytics and Automation Initiative and was a founding member of the firm’s Innovation Committee. These efforts led to the firm receiving the Georgia Legal Awards' inaugural "Most Innovative Law Firm" award. He was also named to Best Lawyers' "Ones to Watch" list. Mink's practice included the representation of developers, owners and end users in commercial real estate transactions across a range of industries.