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Brent joined Reed Smith in 2003 and is a member of the firm's Global Commercial Disputes Group. Brent focuses his practice on commercial litigation, with particular experience in the representation of entities in commercial and government contracting disputes and in counseling clients on trade and regulatory enforcement matters, including laws and regulations governing cross-border transactions. He also has extensive experience in civil litigation in both federal and state courts involving products liability and business litigation, financial services matters, construction-related issues, real property disputes, eminent domain issues, representation of policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, and commercial-related disputes involving fraud.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2003, J.D., Semester Honors, Appellate Moot Court Competition Finalist (Brief Writing)
  • Indiana University, 1998, B.A.

  • Virginia
  • Maryland

  • State Supreme Court - Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • Court of Appeals - Maryland
  • U.S. District Court - District of Maryland

  • Graduate of the 2011 Emerging Leaders Institute conducted by Leadership Fairfax Inc.
  • Leadership Fairfax Inc. – Member, Former member of Board of Directors
  • Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry – Former member of Board of Directors
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected by his peers and publishers of Virginia Business Magazine as "Legal Elite" in 2018.
  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Virginia's "Rising Stars" in 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2016 for Business Litigation. 
  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Washington D.C.'s Rising Stars in Business Litigation in 2014. Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys.
  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Virginia Business Magazine's "Legal Elite" as one of Virginia's best attorneys in the category of "Young Lawyer (under 40)" in 2009, 2010, and 2012.