Joined August 2020 Jean-Phillip Brignol (he/him/his) works as Assistant Counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where he assists the legal team and advises the business teams on a variety of legal, contractual, and operations matters. The son of Haitian immigrants, Jean-Phillip is originally from the south suburbs of Chicago. Jean-Phillip earned his BA in Political Science at Yale University, his Ed.M. at Boston University School of Education, and his JD from Boston University School of Law. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers (retired) at the Connecticut Supreme Court.
During his time as an Associate at the law firm Holland & Knight LLP, he focused his practice on general litigation and had an active pro bono practice, which included representing an LGBTQ asylum applicant through deportation proceedings in Boston Immigration Court and parents of English Language Learners in federal court. Jean-Phillip was selected to be in the Top 40 Under 40 Massachusetts list of the National Black Lawyers in 2019 and a Holland & Knight Pro Bono All Star from 2017-2019. He also serves on the Governing Board of EdVestors and the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Corporation.
Jean-Phillip began his time with GLAD as a GLAD Answers volunteer during law school and now serves on the Spirit of Justice Dinner Host Committee. He continues to bring to the organization a career-spanning passion for the law and a commitment to civil rights, racial equity, and social and economic justice.