Frost Brown Todd LLC (FBT) is pleased to announce that its member, Thomas P. O’Brien III, was named Chairman of the Bellarmine University Board of Overseers earlier this year for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 terms. The Board of Overseers is a group of community leaders comprised of alumni and friends of Bellarmine who assist with the advancement of the university. Each board member is appointed for renewable three-year terms. O’Brien was first appointed to the Board of Overseers in 2007. He has served on the Executive Committee since 2010, as Vice-Chairman from 2013-2015, and now as Chairman for 2015-2017.
O’Brien’s legal practice is focused on complex business litigation and intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright infringement, unfair competition and trade secrets. He has represented clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in regulatory proceedings. He has represented national and international clients in the telecommunications, financial services, radio and media, restaurant, clothing, furniture, sports field surfaces and sports field coverings sectors.
O’Brien is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, as well as a graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law. O’Brien is past President of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Opera Association (2011-2013), as well as past President of the Friends of the Louisville Zoo (2005-2008). Among other civic involvement, O’Brien has also served on the Board of Directors for the Fund for the Arts and the Board of Trustees of the Louisville Zoo. O’Brien is a graduate of Ignite Louisville, Leadership Louisville and Leadership Kentucky.
About Bellarmine University
Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate and doctoral degree programs. U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review consistently rank Bellarmine among America’s best institutions for higher education. Bellarmine graduates earn higher average salaries than graduates of any other major Kentucky college or university, according to research from the Brookings Institution and the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics.