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  • College of William & Mary, B.A. (1990)
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D. (1993)


  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia

Corporate – It's a Data-Driven World. Protect Yourself.

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Crowell & Moring's Regulatory Forecast 2019

Regulatory Forecast 2019

Bryan Brewer

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2605
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

H. Bryan Brewer, III, is the co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group and a partner in the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity and International Trade groups.

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. Included in this experience is a focus on the intersection of corporate and cybersecurity and privacy as well as counseling with companies focused on digital transformation issues.

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 technology, life sciences, and government contracts. Mr. Brewer has counseled on digital strategy and technology in the autonomous vehicle, internet of things, artificial intelligence, and other transformative technology verticals. He also has advised 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).

Highlights, News & Knowledge

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Coronavirus Stabilization Act of 2020 – COVID-19 Stimulus Law Title IV: Federal Government Financial Assistance to Distressed Industries and Mid-sized Businesses – 2008 Redux?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 1, 2020). Presenters: Bryan Brewer, James G. Flood, Ilana Lubin, and Scott A. Lessne.
  • "COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion: Practical Guidance for Legal Departments, Business Leaders, and Boards," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 10, 2020). Presenters: Bryan Brewer, Jodi G. Daniel, Peter Eyre, Laura Foggan, Thomas P. Gies, Paul M. Rosen, Nicole Janigian Simonian, Evan D. Wolff, and Michelle D. Coleman.
  • "Smart Reservations and Guest Relations: Risks of New Software Applications Using Guest Data," 2019 Hotel and Lodging Summit, Washington, D.C. (October 24, 2019). Moderator: Bryan Brewer.
  • "AV Quarterback Session," Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2018). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Autonomous Vehicles Team.
  • "Drafting Workshop – Indemnity, Reps and Warranties, Termination, Damages," 2017 Advanced Contracts Conference – National Capital Region, McLean, VA (July 18, 2017). Presenters: Karen C. Hermann and Bryan Brewer.
  • "IP Strategy to Support Licensing & Valuation," Maximizing the Value of Intellectual Property and Strategic Collaborations, Rockville, MD (February 7, 2017). Presenter: Bryan Brewer.
  • "Brands Track: Technology & Disrupters," ALIS - The Law Conference for Hotel Owners and Operators, Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2017). Moderator: Bryan Brewer.
  • "Brand Track- Franchise Trends" and "The Big Issues - Evaluating the Most Significant Topics," ALIS - The Law Conference for Hotel Owners and Operators, Los Angeles, CA (January 26, 2016). Presenter: Bryan Brewer.
  • "What Will the New Year Bring," Crowell & Moring Webinar, Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2016). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group.
  • "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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Aug.06.2007 Bryan Brewer Joins Crowell & Moring's Corporate and Securities Practice