Burns, Brian

Brian Burns couples his legal knowledge and government affairs experience to represent clients before Congress and federal agencies, providing counsel on legislative strategy to achieve comprehensive policy objectives.

Most recently, Brian served as executive director of federal affairs at Johnson & Johnson. There, he managed the company’s political action committee and grassroots activities, and staffed the company’s representative on the PhRMA Board of Directors. He also worked as a director of federal affairs at Johnson & Johnson, where he represented the company before Congress on issues related to tax, trade, biopharmaceuticals, the Medicare Part D program and the Central American Free Trade Agreement.

Prior to that, Brian represented Hoffmann-La Roche before Congress as director of federal government affairs where he provided counsel on issues such as the Medicare prescription drug benefit and intellectual property, and prepared the company for rigorous congressional hearings. Brian also coordinated federal tax policy at Warner Lambert Company as director of government affairs and public policy and assisted in industry efforts to achieve congressional establishment of a Medicare prescription drug benefit.

  • J.D., 1990, George Mason University School of Law
  • B.A., 1982, Providence College
  • District of Columbia