Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Stan Garnett and Greg Brower, both shareholders, will co-chair the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Group. The group successfully represents corporations and individuals across the country in complex federal and state criminal investigations, inspector general and congressional matters, and related civil and regulatory proceedings.
“Stan and Greg bring their decades of government service, high-profile litigation work and leadership experience together to head the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group,” said Eric Burris, chair of Brownstein’s Litigation Department. “In a climate of expanding regulation and oversight, we are confident that this experienced team, led by Stan and Greg, will help our clients minimize business disruption and mitigate risk.”
Drawing on decades of work on high-profile cases enables Garnett to provide a steady hand when clients face high-stakes litigation. His practice focuses on complex litigation at the state and federal level, and he has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, the 10th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Colorado Appellate Courts and in state and federal trial courts across the United States. Garnett served as district attorney for Colorado’s 20th Judicial District (Boulder County) for nearly 10 years before rejoining the firm, where he had previously been a senior member of Brownstein’s Litigation Department. Elected to three terms as Boulder DA, Garnett also served as president of the Colorado District Attorneys Council in 2017 and served on the board of directors of the National District Attorneys Association.
With more than 20 years of experience both as a first-chair litigator and in public service, Brower’s practice is focused on civil and criminal litigation, as well as regulatory and enforcement actions, corporate investigations, cybersecurity matters and federal and state government relations. From 2008 through 2009, he served as the U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada, supervising all federal criminal prosecutions and civil litigation involving the United States within the state. More recently, he served as the assistant director for the Office of 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, national security, cybersecurity and ethics. During his time as a senior FBI executive, spanning two administrations, he worked closely with senior officials in the U.S. Department of Justice, the intelligence community and key leaders and staff on Capitol Hill.