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ORAU names Brandon Criswell associate general counsel

Criswell brings to ORAU a strong background in administrative law

Brandon Criswell

Brandon Criswell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.—Brandon Criswell has recently joined ORAU as associate general counsel.

In his role, Criswell will assist ORAU’s programs and internal business clients with counsel concerning legal rights, contractual obligations, compliance and risk.

“We are excited that Brandon will be joining our team,” said Rachel Lokitz, vice president and general counsel. “Brandon brings experience in counseling clients in multiple areas of civil and business law. He has developed a broad set of skills as an attorney that will translate well to the ORAU General Counsel’s office.”

Criswell has spent the last three years as an associate attorney for Owings, Wilson and Coleman in Knoxville, Tenn., where he advised businesses and professional organizations, consulted for nonprofits and assisted clients in navigating the legal system. Criswell’s experience has mainly been as legal counsel to businesses, LLCs and nonprofits, which has given him the opportunity to advise on a wide range of corporate administrative dealings.

Criswell graduated cum laude from Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law in 2018, where he received the top grade in Property I, Administrative Law. He received a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Tennessee in 2015.

About ORAU

ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, provides science, health and workforce solutions that address national priorities and serve the public interest. Through our specialized teams of experts and access to a consortium of more than 150 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions and help advance their missions. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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