Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that today Greg Brower joined the firm as a shareholder in the Litigation Department. Brower will split his time between the firm’s Nevada and Washington, D.C., offices and will focus on civil and criminal litigation; enforcement, regulatory, and investigative matters; cybersecurity; as well as government affairs at both the federal and state levels.
“Greg’s deep experience as both a first-chair litigator and as a public servant, both in Nevada and in Washington, D.C., will be an outstanding asset to our clients as well as to our colleagues throughout the firm,” said Ellen Schulhofer, the firm’s Las Vegas office managing partner and Executive Committee member. “From high stakes litigation to significant enforcement actions to complex policy matters, Greg’s broad experience as a trial and appellate advocate and as a policymaker and thought leader will contribute in a very significant way to our range of client services.”
Most recently, Greg was the assistant director for congressional affairs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), serving as the FBI’s chief liaison to Congress on a wide range of critical oversight and investigative matters. He previously served as the FBI’s deputy general counsel, managing a diverse portfolio of legal matters, including litigation, privacy, procurement, compliance and ethics. During his time as a senior FBI executive, spanning two administrations, he worked closely with high-ranking officials in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. intelligence community, and with key leaders on Capitol Hill.
Greg’s prior federal service also includes two years as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada, and as general counsel and as inspector general at the U.S. Government Publishing Office. He also previously served in DOJ at Main Justice as legislative counsel in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.
At the state level, Greg has served in a variety of public policy roles, including several terms in the Nevada Legislature, where he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has also served on the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, the Nevada Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice, the Nevada Sentencing Commission and the Nevada Juvenile Justice Commission.
Greg has practiced law since 1992 and has tried cases and argued appeals in both state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice in both Nevada and California and in many federal courts including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Greg has also served the Nevada legal community as an adjunct professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has taught courses in national security law and trial advocacy.
He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and The George Washington University Law School. Before attending law school, Greg served in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer.