Stanley M. Brand’s diverse litigation and counseling practice focuses on defending the rights of witnesses involved in government investigations. He has particular experience in the application of the separation-of-powers doctrine, and has represented individuals and organizations called upon by the U.S. Congress to testify, as well as those under congressional scrutiny.Stan served as general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives and was the chief legal officer responsible for representing the House, its members, its officers and its employees in connection with legal procedures and litigation arising from the conduct of their legal activities.
Stan has appeared widely on network, public and cable television across a range of media formats, including political commentary and legal issues related to professional sports.Prior to joining Akin Gump, Stan was the founding partner of Brand Law Group, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm specializing in matters at the intersection of politics and criminal law. Leading rankings publications have lauded him for “knowing when to fight and when not to fight.”
- Has handled a succession of high-profile political and public corruption cases.
- Represents individuals and organizations investigated by the U.S. Congress, as well as those called to testify before it.
- Served as Washington counsel and parliamentarian to a number of other unions, including the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union, the Seafarers International Union of North America, the International Longshoreman’s Association, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, and the Service Employees International Union.
- Won a ruling in federal district court ordering a major media corporation to comply with a Federal Communications Commission divestment order.
- Represented Major League Baseball (MLB) in connection with the congressional investigation into the MLB’s steroid policies.
- Served as parliamentarian to the founding convention of the Change to Win Coalition.
- Counseled the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for 20 years, as well as parliamentarian to four separate Teamster conventions.
- Distinguished fellow in law and government, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law.
- General Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, 1976 to 1983.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1974
- B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 1970
- District of Columbia
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