Stanley M. Brand is Senior Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Mr. Brand served as general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives under Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. from 1976 to 1983 and was the House’s chief legal officer responsible for representing the House, its members, officers and employees about legal procedures and litigation arising from the conduct of their official activities. Since leaving the House, Mr. Brand has had a succession of high-profile, political and public corruption cases and clients. He has represented numerous individuals and organizations investigated by and/or called to testify before the U.S. Congress. He has developed particular experience in the application of the separation-of-powers doctrine. His diverse litigation and counseling practice also includes representing corporations, trade associations, labor unions and individuals in major Department of Justice, grand jury, and independent counsel investigations and trial proceedings, including Whitewater, Housing and Urban Development, the savings and loan crisis, and the campaign finance task force investigations. Prior to joining Akin Gump, he 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.
Mr. Brand serves as the Vice President of Minor League Baseball where he handles the organization’s government relations activities. He is the distinguished fellow in law and government at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law and serves as the on-site coordinator of the Washington semester program. Mr. Brand was featured in The Washingtonian magazine’s 2002 survey of the 75 best lawyers in Washington. In 1999, he was named by the Legal Times to the magazine’s White Collar Crime “Top Gun” list for knowing “when to fight and when not to fight.”