Brian Wallach was diagnosed with ALS in November 2017. At the time of his diagnosis, he was 37, with two daughters under three. He is married to his co-founder, Sandra Abrevaya, whom he met on the 2008 Obama campaign. Brian is an avid skier who ran the 400 at Yale. His favorite movie is Big Fish and his favorite band is the National.
In addition to I AM ALS, Brian is an Associate at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Prior to rejoining Skadden in May 2018, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois from August 2014 to April 2018. From July 2011 to April 2013, Brain served as Senior Vetting Counsel at the White House in the Obama Administration. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the vetting process for Senate-confirmed executive branch appointees and was a part of the White House Counsel’s Congressional Oversight Investigations teams. From July 2007 through November 2008, he served in a variety of positions on the Obama campaign, including as the New Hampshire Political Director in the general election.
Brian holds a BA from Yale University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.