Derek J. Brice is Of Counsel at Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP and specializes in areas of law related to the nuclear power industry. He joined ALBB in 2017 and is currently seconded into the decommissioning organization at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) as Decommissioning Counsel, one of the Decommissioning Key Executives. In that role, he provides legal advice and counsel regarding the administration and implementation of the decommissioning general contract, as well as on matters including Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing and compliance issues, waste management, transportation, and disposal, spent fuel management, vendor contracts, and resolution of disputes.
Prior to joining ALBB and the SONGS team Mr. Brice worked in the nuclear power industry as both an engineer and a lawyer, serving as an associate and then as in-house Legal Counsel. Mr. Brice began his legal career as an associate in the patent-litigation departments of two internationally-prominent firms.
Before attending law school, Mr. Brice was engaged in the nuclear power industry as an engineer in Richland, Washington.
Outside of ALBB, Mr. Brice spends time with his wife and four children.