Brian Finucane serves as an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State. He advises the Department on domestic and international legal issues relating to the use of force, war powers, counterterrorism, and war crimes. Prior to joining the Department of State, Brian clerked for the Hon. Carlos Lucero on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He attended Yale Law School as well as Oxford and Cornell Universities. Before becoming a lawyer, Brian worked as an archaeologist and firefighter.
This piece was written in the author’s personal capacity and the views presented here do not necessarily represent those of the Department of State or the United States government.