Brian Zuercher
Senior Lecturing Fellow

Brian Zuercher is currently serving as General Counsel for Blue Line Aviation, a flight training school in North Carolina. He also teaches Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - International Legal Practice and Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at Duke University School of Law.  Previously he served as interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Torc Robotics, Inc., a company developing autonomous navigation technology in Blacksburg, VA with offices in Austin, TX, Albuquerque, NM, and Stuttgart, Germany.  He also served in an Of Counsel role for Bagchi Law providing compliance and technology law advice to the global clients of this growing North Carolina law firm.  He retired in September 2020 from his role as Vice President and General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance at SAS Institute Inc., where among other duties he built a global compliance program for the world's largest privately held software enterprise. Prior to that he worked for the Cessna Aircraft Company, where as a side benefit he had the chance to earn his pilot certificate and instrument rating.  Mr. Zuercher holds a JD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA with a double major in international relations and French from the University of Minnesota.


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