Bria Riley hails from Dallas, Texas and serves as Director of the Corporate Counsel at Keurig Dr. Pepper, Inc. (KDP)—a publicly traded, Fortune 500 company. At KDP, Bria services varying marketing, advertising, intellectual property and regulatory lines of business.
Now, Bria is venturing into the world of content creation as the founder of Law School GemsTM. Law School Gems is a step-by-step visual guide on YouTube that walks newly admitted law students through their first semester of law school. Although Law School Gems’ target audience is first semester law students, many law students further along in their law school career can pick up gems along the way in addition to those considering law school. The goal of Law School Gems is to increase the pipeline of Black and Brown legal leaders into law school and beyond!
Prior to starting Law School Gems and serving as Director, Corporate Counsel at KDP, Bria served as Associate Agency Counsel at The Marketing Arm, Inc. It was here that she was introduced to the marketing, advertising, intellectual property, and entertainment law sectors. Bria never thought she’d find herself practicing these areas of the law for some of your favorite brands as originally, she was a litigator at a regional insurance defense firm and a federal law clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Hal R. Ray, Jr.
Bria developed her passion for serving and advocating for others both at her undergraduate institution, University of Houston—Go COOGS, and at her law school—University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (UIC Law). While at UIC Law, Bria won numerous individual awards as part of its Trial Advocacy Program, was a Moot Court Honors Program leader, a member of the Order of Barristers, and was the Student Bar Association’s first Black female President.
Organizations of which Bria is an Active Member include:
- State Bar of Texas
❖ Corporate Counsel
❖ African American Lawyers
❖ Consumer and Commercial Law
❖ Entertainment and Sports Law
❖ Intellectual Property Law
❖ Women and the Law