Brett joined Faegre Drinker after clerking for Judge L. Paige Marvel of the United States Tax Court, where he assisted the judge in drafting opinions and gained substantial experience with tax procedure and controversy. Before that, he served for several years as the general counsel of a national nonprofit organization. There, he guided the board of directors and senior executives through the complex tax, political, lobbying and corporate governance matters that regularly confront nonprofit organizations.
Brett received an L.L.M. in taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law, where he served as a clinical attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, providing counsel to 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) clients on nonprofit, political and tax law concerns. While in law school, he also served as law clerk in the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section, where he helped attorneys investigate and prosecute public corruption crimes.
- American University Washington College of Law — Guest Lecturer, Fall 2018, Fall 2019
Brett has lived in Washington, D.C., since 2006, and he enjoys all that the nation’s capital has to offer. In his personal time, Brett enjoys cooking, running, boating, and reading about history and science.