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Bryant Danner

Bryant Danner

Visiting Professor of Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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After spending approximately 30 years at Latham & Watkins, in 1992 Bry Danner became general counsel at Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison. He also served as an executive vice president of Edison International from 1996 – 2005.

While at Latham & Watkins, his areas of practice included corporate, securities, tender offers and proxy contests, litigation, insurance, and environmental law. At various times, he chaired the firm’s associates, recruiting, client relations, and operations & administration committees. During his years at Edison, Mr. Danner had responsibility for supervising a large law department and providing counseling on a wide variety of corporate governance, regulatory, litigation, and other business and policy matters.

After his retirement from Edison in 2005, Mr. Danner consulted with the company on issues relating to global warming and, in the fall of 2006, he began teaching at USC Law School. He has taught courses on “Global Warming: Law and Lessons,” “Business Organizations,” “Law Firms and In-House Law Departments: Decision Points," and “Legal Profession." 

Mr. Danner’s undergraduate degree is from Harvard College and his law degree is from Harvard Law School. He was one of the founders of the Environmental Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and was named the "Outstanding Corporate Counsel of 2003" by the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Corporate Law Departments Section. He was a trustee of the Nature Conservancy of California, and is now on the Board of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and a member (and former Chair) of the Claremont University Consortium’s Board of Overseers.

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