Brian Farnen

Adjunct Faculty

Business Law

Education/Professional Certification

JD, University of Connecticut School of Law
MBA, University of Connecticut
BA, University of Connecticut


As General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for the Connecticut Green Bank, Brian directs all legal, legislative and regulatory affairs for the nation’s first green bank established in 2011, a global leader in renewable and energy efficiency financing and winner of the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Government Ash Award for innovation in 2017. Brian’s counsel is helping the Green Bank realize its mission of leveraging public and private funds to scale-up renewable energy deployment and energy efficiency projects. In fact, the Green Bank has mobilized over $1.7 billion of total clean energy investment since 2012.

Brian was awarded by the Connecticut Law Tribune as the “Best In-House Counsel” of the Year in 2018 and previously named a “New Leader in the Law” in 2013. He is passionate about the energy space, taught business law and finance as an adjunct professor, is an Executive Board Member of the Council of Development Finance Agencies, the Clean Energy Finance Chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (United Kingdom) and is a former member of the CT Judicial Review Counsel.

Contact Information
Office HoursBy Appointment
CoursesBLAW 3175/BADM 3720 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business