Brian Wallach is an attorney and ALS patient. In the aftermath of his diagnosis in November 2017, he and his wife founded I AM ALS, a patient-led, patient-centric movement to lead the fight for a cure to the disease. Wallach is also an associate at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. From 2014 to 2018, he served as an assistant United States attorney in the Northern District of Illinois. From 2011 to 2013, he was senior vetting counsel in the Obama White House, responsible for overseeing the vetting process for nearly all Senate-confirmed executive branch appointees and all presidential appointments as well as working on congressional oversight investigations.