Chief Legal Officer & Partner

Brian L. Schorr is a Partner and has been Chief Legal Officer and a member of the Investment Team since Trian’s inception in November 2005. Mr. Schorr oversees legal and regulatory matters related to Trian and its investment portfolio. Mr. Schorr is also a member of Trian’s ESG working group. From June 1994 through June 2007, he served as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Triarc Companies, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries. Prior to that, Mr. Schorr was a partner of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, a law firm he joined in 1982, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and corporate finance.

Mr. Schorr is a Trustee of the New York University School of Law, a Trustee Emeritus of Wesleyan University, a Director of Lawyers for Children, Inc. and a former Chair of the Corporation Law Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Schorr was the Co-Chair of the Joint Bar Association Drafting Committee of the New York Limited Liability Company Law and is the author of Schorr on New York Limited Liability Companies & Partnerships. In addition, Mr. Schorr serves on the Board of Advisors of the New York University School of Law Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance and as an adviser to the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Restatement of the Law, Corporate Governance. He previously served on the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) Corporate Governance Advisory Council (2018 – 2020) and on the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Blue Ribbon Commission on Strategy Development (2014).

Mr. Schorr was named by The Legal 500 (U.S. GC Powerlist), as one of the country’s leading and most influential corporate counsel (2019). In addition, Trian’s Legal Department has been named by The Legal 500 (GC Powerlist) as one of the most influential and innovative in-house legal teams in the United States (2015).

Mr. Schorr received a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A., magna cum laude, with honors and an M.A.


J.D., New York University School of Law
M.A., Wesleyan University
B.A., Wesleyan University