Advisory Board Member (Legal)


As General Counsel at a leading investment management firm, Ian brings nearly 25 years of legal expertise and organizational management to Shadowbox.

Currently, Ian serves as General Counsel for Brandes Investment Partners LP, the largest investment advisory firm in San Diego County with approximately $30BN under asset management.

Beyond his General Counsel role, Ian directs and manages the firm’s day-to-day legal operations and shapes its long-term strategic direction as part of the firm’s Senior Management Team. Specifically, Ian has established expertise overseeing the legal and regulatory affairs of affiliates globally in Asia, Europe and Canada.

Prior to Brandes, Ian served as an Associate Attorney in the Corporate Business Department of Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh. Ian began his legal career as an Associate with Gray, Cary, Ware & Freidenrich (now part of DLA Piper), in the Tax and Trust Group.

Ian earned his JD (Order of the Coif) from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) from the University of California, San Diego.