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Garvey Schubert Barer adds Attorney Brad Deutsch to its Washington, D.C. office
Brad Deutsch will provide strategic advice to candidates, political committees, corporations and trade associations in all areas of Federal and State Political and Election Law
Garvey Schubert Barer has announced the addition of Attorney Brad Deutsch to its Washington, D.C. office, where his practice will focus on Public Policy, Lobbying and Political Law, and on Communications, Media and Information Technology.
Prior to joining the firm, Brad Deutsch served for eight years as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Steven T. Walther at the Federal Election Commission, where he had previously served as Assistant General Counsel. During his tenure at the FEC, he advised Commissioner Walther, (who served as FEC Chairman in 2009 and as Vice Chairman in 2008), on all aspects of Campaign Finance Law and Administrative Law. At Garvey Schubert Barer, Brad Deutsch will provide strategic advice to candidates, political committees, corporations and trade associations in all areas of Federal and State Political and Election Law.
Brad Deutsch’s practice will also focus on broadcast station transactions and regulations before the Federal Communications Commission, where he previously served as Special Assistant to the Chief of the Mass Media Bureau and as a Supervisory Attorney. Brad also has extensive experience assisting broadcast clients with complex transactions, licensing applications and rulemaking proceedings, derived from his prior work experience in private practice with the law firm Hogan & Hartson LLP (now renamed Hogan Lovells US LLP).
Brad Deutsch stated, “I am thrilled to be joining the brilliant, cohesive and collegial team of attorneys at GSB. I look forward to assisting our clients as we navigate the unpredictable and all too often counter-intuitive road that has been paved by recent turbulent changes in the law.”
Brad received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brown University.
Garvey Schubert Barer Adds Owner Sean C. Griffin to its Washington, D.C. Office
Sean C. Griffin was previously with Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Garvey Schubert Barer has announced the addition of Owner Sean C. Griffin to its Washington, D.C. office, where his law practice will focus on complex commercial and insurance litigation, compliance advice and investigations, and professional liability defense.
The latest addition to Garvey Schubert Barer, Sean C. Griffin, was previously with Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he represented clients on a broad array of cases involving commercial disputes, legal malpractice, and securities litigation. He also has had extensive experience conducting internal compliance investigations regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-corruption enforcement, and allegations of securities law violations.
Mr. Griffin specializes in complex civil litigation, where his cases typically involve contractual breaches and often include allegations of fraud or bad faith. Many of his clients seek to recover money misappropriated or diverted through various fraudulent means, including the use of corporate alter egos. Mr. Griffin defends insurance companies in coverage litigation, property damage litigation, and similar matters. He has sued to enforce letters of credit and payment schedules in state and federal courts around the country. He also represents investors in fraud cases based upon the defendants’ misrepresentation of their net worth and liquidity.
In the professional liability context, Mr. Griffin represents attorneys, accountants, and other professional firms accused of malpractice, including cases involving alleged conflicts of interest or breaches of fiduciary duty.
Further, Mr. Griffin has substantial securities litigation expertise. He represents directors and investment advisors regarding compliance matters before the SEC and in court. He also defends directors against derivative suits alleging breach of fiduciary duty based upon the directors’ response to a buyout offer.
Prior to working in private law practice, Mr. Griffin served in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, where he handled commercial litigation trials and appeals. He has written and published extensively on ethics and compliance matters, including internal investigations, compliance officer liability, and defending derivative suits based upon a company’s admitted or suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Mr. Griffin received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
Matthew Schneider, Managing Director of the firm's Washington, D.C., and New York offices, stated, “It is particularly gratifying when high quality attorneys choose to join our firm. We see it as recognition that Garvey Schubert Barer is on an exciting path others wish to join.”
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