Koley Jessen law firm in Omaha and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have announced that Bryan Slone, recently a candidate in the primary race for Nebraska governor, will take positions with both organizations. Prior to entering the Nebraska governor's race in 2013, Slone was managing partner of Deloitte's Omaha office where he was responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the firm.
Slone, also a licensed attorney, has been hired to an Of Counsel position with Koley Jessen where he will lead the law firm's tax practice group and conduct a government affairs practice. Slone will also join the College of Business Administration at UNL this fall as the first executive in residence in the School of Accountancy.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Slone practiced for eight years in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering law firm (now the 1,000-attorney Wilmer Hale firm) where he served domestic and international clients and was co-founding partner of the first U.S. law firm office in the former East Berlin following the unification of Germany.
"Bryan's extensive experience in tax, accounting, and government affairs will be an asset to our attorneys and, especially, to our clients," said Mike Hupp, president of Koley Jessen. "We are thrilled to have someone of Bryan's caliber join our law firm.
UNL's Executive in Residence program integrates senior executives into the life of the College of Business Administration. Slone will teach four courses a year that reflect his accounting expertise. He will also work closely with students by speaking to student groups and providing unique one-on-one sessions where he will advise accounting students on collegiate, internship and career plans. He will also work to enrich business connections for both faculty and students.
"We are pleased to have a nationally known accounting professional like Bryan Slone at the College of Business Administration as our executive in residence. His experience, specifically in the tax area, will be beneficial to our students, the School of Accountancy and CBA," said Aaron Crabtree, interim director of the School of Accountancy and associate professor of accountancy.
Koley Jessen P.C., LLO is a full-service business law firm based in Omaha. Koley Jessen's 60 attorneys represent a diverse group of clients in more than twenty areas of practice, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, banking, finance, tax, real estate, environmental law, health care, employment and labor relations, employee benefits, intellectual property, litigation, and estate and business success planning.
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln educates more than 3,700 future business leaders to Start Something with its 10 undergraduate majors and five master's programs. Established in 1913, it is the only doctorate-granting business college in Nebraska.