Brian East is a senior attorney in the Legal Services Unit of Advocacy, Inc., the Texas "protection and advocacy system" for persons with disabilities. He provides technical assistance to advocates, and representation to persons with disabilities, in a variety of areas, and is a frequent presenter on ADA issues. He is the co-author and editor of the chapter on "Workers with Disabilities" in the Employee & Union Member Guide to Labor Law (Thomson/West 2007). Brian is a member of the American Diabetes Association's Legal Advocacy Subcommittee, and has also served on the Legal Committee of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). He is a Board member of both the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Texas Employment Lawyers Association (TELA), and co-chairs NELA's Disability Rights Committee. Brian is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. He began in private practice in Austin in 1982, and since 1989 has concentrated his practice in employment and civil rights law.