B.A., University of Georgia
J.D., University of Virginia
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Brian Mink is a results-driven legal executive and innovator with experience developing leading-edge legal, operations and data strategies for Am Law 100 law firms and Fortune 300 companies. Brian recently joined InTown Suites as general counsel, vice president of risk management & corporate secretary, serving as the chief legal officer and a c-suite executive 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 also serves as chairman of the Advisory Board of Data Science Connect, one of the largest data science organizations in the world.
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. Mink also developed and implemented an ambitious, data-driven diversity, equity and inclusion strategy that leveraged DEI data in selection and evaluation of Norfolk Southern's 150 outside counsel law firms.
As an attorney at Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, he founded and was the chief architect of the firm’s Contract Analytics and Automation Initiative and 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. Mink was also named to Best Lawyers' "Ones to Watch" list. His practice included representation of developers, owners and end users in commercial real estate transactions across a range of industries.