About Brad

Strategic advising, resourcing and problem-solving

Brad Vynalek advises on strategy, exposure and enterprise opportunity for clients ranging from local startups to iconic brands to Fortune 500 companies. An award-winning leader, connector and problem solver, Brad brings highly detailed knowledge of the talent and resources at Quarles to address the discrete needs of clients. He collaborates closely with law departments to:

  • Create bespoke client service teams knowledgeable about industries and businesses to help clients solve their business problems more effectively.
  • Find efficiency and value for clients by identifying synergies, connecting people within client organizations to one another and to lawyers and teams at Quarles.
  • Optimize service delivery from across Quarles' geographic footprint and service offering.

Practicing as a litigator for 21 years before becoming the president of Quarles in 2020, Brad brings extensive experience in both law and leadership to his work for clients. He is a regular attendee of the Sedona Forum for International Leadership, has held leadership roles in numerous professional and community organizations, and has advocated for the legal profession before the U.S. Congress on issues ranging from pro bono funding to the protection of attorney-client privilege.

Experience in Action

  • Strategizing new business opportunities for clients of all sizes.
  • Advising on risk management for both current operations and future growth.
  • Developing fixed fee arrangements customized to client needs.
  • Counseling on economic development, including advising U.S. and foreign companies on relocating or creating secondary headquarters in the U.S.
  • Helping clients to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals by creating partnerships with Quarles lawyers and client service teams.


  • Created a tailor-made, flat fee engagement to enable international tech company to save 30% of annual legal spend.
  • Collaborated with bank client on a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative to help clients achieve its DEI goals.
  • Created new efficiencies for a tech-transfer office's patent prosecution needs, including creating protocols and processes as well as building and managing a client service team.
  • Supported a newly founded REIT by curating a team of lawyers and paralegals to complete the acquisition of $1.275 billion of commercial real estate.
  • Managed national real estate client by assisting with coordinating a team of specialists in acquisition, development, leasing and joint ventures. 
  • Created a secondment program, sending Quarles lawyers to work on client site to manage a huge portfolio of contracts when the client’s lead in-house lawyer left.

Professional Recognitions

  • AZ Big Media "Champions of Change" (2022)
  • Phoenix Magazine "The Great 48" (2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2014, 2024: Commercial Litigation)
  • Phoenix Business Journal “Most Admired Leaders” (2015)
  • The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law "Distinguished Alumnus Award" (2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2014-present: Commercial Litigation)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® (2012-present: Business Litigation)
  • Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow (2011)
  • State Bar of Arizona Recognition Honor for Service to the American Bar Association House of Delegates (2011)
  • Center for Creative Leadership Lawyer-Leader graduate (2010)
  • The American Jewish Committee's Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award (2009)
  • Arizona Governor Recognition for Service and Leadership in Advancing Arizona's Economy (2009)
  • National Center for Exploited and Missing Children for Commitment to Protection of Children, Award of Merit (2007)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Arizona's Finest Couples Award (2007)
  • Phoenix Business Journal "Forty Under 40" (2006)
  • Phoenix Valley Leadership Class 26 (2006)
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers School of Law "Young Alumni of the Year Award" (2005)
  • Biz AZ Magazine "Up and Comer Attorney" (2003)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Make-A-Wish of Arizona, chair (2013-2014); board member (2008-2014); held numerous committee and executive committee positions; Guardians Circle founder (2020-present)
  • Teach for America, regional advisory board, chair (2023-present); board member (2015-present);  development chair (2020-2023)
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council, board of directors (2014-present); GPEC Next, co-chair (2020- present); Executive Committee
  • Quarles Executive Committee (2014-2022); ex oficio (2023-present)
  • University of Arizona Law College Association, president (2012); board member and led committees (2000-2014)
  • American Bar Association
    • Member (1999-present)
    • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, annual co-chair (2014
    • ABA Day in Washington, grassroots advocacy team and volunteer (2000-2015)
    • State Bar-appointed delegate to the House of Delegates (2005-2011)
    • Federal Bar Practice Task Force (2014)
    • American Bar Foundation Fellows, Arizona chapter, co-chair (2014)
    • Business Torts and Corporate Counsel Committees (2009-2011)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Minority Intern Writing program, firm liaison (2009-2010)
  • Arizona Commerce and Economic Development Commission, commissioner (2008-2009)
    • Appointed by two Arizona governors and confirmed by Arizona Senate to serve on statewide economic development entity
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, pro bono volunteer (2005-2009)
  • Wills for Heroes, pro bono volunteer (2006-2007)
  • Oscar Night America Arthritis Foundation, chair (2005-2006)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, pro bono volunteer (1999-2009)
  • American Bar Foundation, fellow
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Arizona's Finest Couples, chair

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