Brian Barnes rejoined Cooper & Kirk in 2013 after clerking for Justice Samuel Alito of the United States Supreme Court during the October 2012 term. Mr. Barnes graduated from Yale College, magna cum laude, in 2006 and graduated from Yale Law School in 2010, where he was an Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal, a moot court semifinalist, and a member of the Yale Supreme Court Clinic. Mr. Barnes’ student note on insurance rescission was published in the Yale Law Journal and is cited in numerous treatises on insurance law. He has worked on a range of matters at the firm concerning unsettled questions of statutory and constitutional law, with a particular focus on suits against the federal government. Mr. Barnes previously served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Griffith of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.