Jean-Phillip (JP) Brignol currently serves as Assistant Counsel at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where he assists the legal and business teams on a variety of legal, contractual, and operations matters. JP’s pursuit into law stems from his experience as an educator. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, JP taught science at a public high school in Lawrence, Massachusetts and, while teaching, earned his Masters in Education at the Boston University School of Education. Many of his students were Dominican immigrants or children of Dominican immigrants that had to deal with legal issues ranging from immigration to education. As a child of immigrants, JP felt that he could further support English Language Learner students through a legal career. Since receiving his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, JP has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Rogers (Ret.) of the Connecticut Supreme Court and has spent much of his career as a litigation associate at Holland & Knight LLP law firm, before taking on his current role. His pro bono work at the firm focused on immigration and education. JP was selected to be in the Top 40 Under 40 Massachusetts list of the National Black Lawyers in 2019, and a Holland & Knight Pro Bono All Star from 2017-2019. JP is also a board member at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).