Brent focuses on criminal and regulatory enforcement matters and related civil litigation.
He draws on his decade of experience as a US government attorney in the Office of the White House Counsel and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Most recently, Brent served as Senior Counsel and Special Assistant to the President, advising senior administration officials on a wide range of matters, including congressional investigations, risk management, litigation and executive clemency.
Before that, Brent was an Assistant Deputy Chief in the Fraud Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division, where he managed cross-border investigations involving allegations of fraud and manipulation in financial markets. He was also an Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney.
JD, Yale Law School, editor of the Yale Law Journal, editor-in-chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal
BA, magna cum laude, Haverford College, Phi Beta Kappa
Admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the District of Columbia as well as before the US Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits and the US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Served in the Office of the White House Counsel, most recently as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Counsel to the President
Served at the Department of Justice as Assistant Deputy Chief of the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division, and previously as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York, including as Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney
Served as a law clerk to the Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, then of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Hon. Allyne Ross, of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York