H. Bryan Brewer, III, is the co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group and a partner in the International Trade Group.
Mr. Brewer is experienced in matters related to mergers and acquisitions, public securities, government contracts, intellectual property licensing and counseling, venture capital, export controls and general corporate governance issues that affect both for-profit and non-profit companies.
Mr. Brewer provides counseling for both public companies and privately held corporations on mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and securities issuances. He is experienced in providing advice on the corporate aspects of government contracts particularly in the life sciences and technology industries. Mr. Brewer has counseled emerging research-based companies with respect to the legal issues associated with the development of vaccines (including vaccines based on virus-like particles) and discovery of small molecules targeting emerging infectious agents, biodefense companies specializing in the development and commercialization of medical countermeasures against chemical and biological threats and foundations focusing on biomedical research projects bringing the public sector (NIH) and the private sector (pharmaceutical, biotech and other companies, foundations and academia) together to solve persistent health challenges. Mr. Brewer's experience involves counseling with respect to awards, RFPs, solicitations, teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, subcontracts, intellectual property and licensing issues and positioning with respect to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and other governmental agencies.
He is also experienced in providing corporate/business counseling and strategic advice for rapidly expanding start-up and pre-IPO companies. He has clients in a number of sectors including government contractors, energy, life sciences, technology, telecommunications, media and the financial markets. He has also worked on numerous matters related to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and regulatory and export compliance matters generally. He also counsels clients on transactional aspects of intellectual property rights and strategies and has experience in formulating, negotiating and implementing intellectual property licensing agreements, technology transfer programs, technology acquisitions, and copyright and trade secret protection programs.
Mr. Brewer has deep experience in working with trade associations on their transactional and corporate challenges and transactions. He has acted as outside counsel on numerous corporate matters and transactions for trade associations. Mr. Brewer has counseled numerous non-profit corporations on formation, licensing and related contract and intellectual property issues in a variety of industries. Mr. Brewer has authored numerous articles and frequently speaks on such topics as mergers & acquisitions, securities, venture capital, intellectual property, export controls and other emerging business issues.
Admitted to practice: Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia
Mr. Brewer is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law Sections).
Speeches & Presentations
"For Sale By Owner: Seizing Opportunities in a Seller's Market," OOPS 2015, Crowell & Moring's 31st Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C.
(May 5-6, 2015).
Moderator: Karen C. Hermann; Panelists: Bryan Brewer and Peter Eyre.
"What Will the New Year Bring: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Transactions," Crowell & Moring Webinar
(January 7, 2015).
Presenters: Bryan Brewer and Karen C. Hermann.
"Don't Sign that Yet!" Workshop 4, Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C.
(February 25, 2014).
Presenters: Bryan Brewer, Edwin M. Baum, Elizabeth A. Figueira, and Neil M. Sitron.
"Don't Sign that Yet!" Workshop 3, Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C.
(May 22, 2013).
Presenters: Bryan Brewer, Kathryn D. Kirmayer, Kathleen Balderrama, and Neil M. Sitron.
"Navigating Cyber Landmines in the Corporate Boardroom: Why & Where Government Contractors Must Tread Carefully," OOPS 2013, Crowell & Moring's 29th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C.
(May 15-16, 2013).
Moderator: James J. Regan; Presenters: David Z. Bodenheimer, Bryan Brewer, and Gordon Griffin.
"Managing the Cyber Threat Crisis: An Interactive Workshop on Cyber Threats and Cyber Security," Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C.
(April 4, 2013).
Panelists: David Z. Bodenheimer, Bryan Brewer, Stephen M. Byers, Robin B. Campbell, Morris F. DeFeo Jr., Cheryl A. Falvey, Jeffrey L. Poston, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Michael J. Songer, and Scott L. Winkelman.
"Don't Sign that Yet!" Workshop 2, Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C.
(March 5, 2013).
Presenters: Kathryn D. Kirmayer, Kathleen Balderrama, Bryan Brewer, Karen C. Hermann, and Jessica Thompson.
"Don't Sign that Yet!" Workshop 1, Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C.
(November 15, 2012).
Presenters: Kathryn D. Kirmayer, Kathleen Balderrama, Bryan Brewer, and Karen C. Hermann.
"Key M&A Considerations for Government Contractors Overcoming Hurdles to a Successful Closing," Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) XXVII
(May 25-26, 2011).
Moderator: Marc F. Efron. Speakers: Bryan Brewer and Karen Hermann.
"Organizational Restructurings & Fundamental Changes: Legal, Practical and Other considerations for Associations in a Challenging Economy," Crowell & Moring Seminar, Washington, DC 2010
(February 18, 2010).
Panelists: Bryan Brewer and Irene Barberena.
"Revealing and Managing Strings Attached to New Government Contracts," Crowell & Moring Seminar: Navigating the New Government Contracting Regime in Today's Economy, Vienna, VA
(June 11, 2009).
Panelists: Bryan Brewer, J. Catherine Kunz, and Thomas P. O'Donnell.
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In the News
5 Issues Gov't Contractors Need To Know About In 2015
January 7, 2015 — Law360
Law360 highlights the firm's Government Contracts Group and the recent webinar the Group conducted titled, "What Will the New Year Bring for Government Contractors?" This article details the five issues federal contractors should pay attention to in 2015, as forecasted by Crowell & Moring attorneys in their preview of the year ahead.
Dealmakers Q&A: Crowell & Moring's Bryan Brewer
September 19, 2014 — Law360
Washington, D.C.-based partner and co-chair of the firm's Corporate Group, Bryan Brewer, speaks with Law360 as part of their dealmaking movers and shakers Q&A series. Brewer shares his personal perspective on an array of questions such as what advice he would give to other inspiring dealmakers and what aspects of regulation affecting his practice are in need of reform. In response to what upcoming trends or under-the-radar areas of deal activity to anticipate, Brewer believes that, "Based on a competitive intelligence view of the market, we do not see divestures or complete transformative transactions as ruling the deal landscape in the short term. For example, based on recent deal flow and other trend data, technology, pharmaceutical, medical, and biotech M&As have all demonstrated a strong opening in the first quarter of 2014, and we expect that to continue."
Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q2
July 11, 2014 — Law360
Law360 highlights the 2014 second quarter promotions and leadership announcements among various law firms. The Crowell & Moring attorneys mentioned include: Elieen M. Gleimer and Gerald F. Murphy, named co-chairs of the firm's Aviation Group; Bryan Brewer, named co-chair of the firm's Corporate Group; Ian A. Laird, named co-chair of the firm's International Dispute Resolution group; and Eric Edwards, named chair of the firm's Government Affairs Group.
Gov't Contracting Slump Could Spark PE Feeding Frenzy
February 5, 2013 — Law360
Corporate Group member and Washington, D.C.-based partner, Bryan Brewer, identifies cybersecurity and intelligence as potential hot areas where the government may continue to spend money, even with shrinking federal contracting budgets.
Law Firms Beef Up to Lure Corporate Clients
November 30, 2007 — The Washington Business Journal
Co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group James R. Stuart III and partner H. Bryan Brewer III are featured in the Washington Business Journal's November 30th law report. The article looks at corporate groups based in Washington, D.C., and the growth of this practice area in the tri-metro region.
Crowell & Moring Adds Partner to Corporate Practice
August 20, 2007 — Washington Business Journal
News of Crowell & Moring adding partner Bryan H. Brewer to the firm’s Corporate Group was featured in the Washington Business Journal. Brewer's practice focuses on public securities, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and export controls. The piece also addressed the recent growth of the firm’s Corporate Group in New York and London.
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