Brandon Román advises a wide array of domestic and international clients, including banks, non-bank financial institutions, financial market utilities, trade associations, and multinational corporations, on a variety of financial services and tax issues.

    Brandon assists clients in developing comprehensive strategies to further their legislative and regulatory interests before Congress, relevant congressional committees, and various regulatory agencies, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Reserve, Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Department of Treasury, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), among others.

    Brandon also assists various nonprofit organizations with their corporate formation, including assistance with obtaining tax-exempt status with the IRS and state-level tax regulators. He also advises nonprofit organizations, such as charities and trade associations, on corporate governance and compliance issues.

    Brandon is an active member of various firm diversity initiatives for both Hispanic and LGBT attorneys. Brandon is also a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

    Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Brandon served as a judicial intern for Chief Judge Nancy V. Alquist of the United State Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, as well as for Judge Laura Cordero of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. During his time in law school, Brandon worked as a student-attorney in the Janet R. Spragans Tax Clinic, where he successfully represented a client before the United States Tax Court in obtaining relief. His knowledge of public policy and international affairs was strengthened during his time as a McCleary Law Fellow for the Human Rights Campaign. Brandon also spent time in El Salvador where he leveraged his fluency in Spanish to assist ALDES (La Oficina de Asistencia Legal para la Diversidad Sexual El Salvador) in organizing the country’s first conference on LGBT rights.

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    Education

    • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
    • American University School of International Service, M.A., 2013
    • Brigham Young University, B.A., 2009

    Admissions

    • District of Columbia, 2014
    • Virginia, 2013

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • National LGBT Bar Association
    • LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia 
    • National Hispanic Bar Association
    • Hispanic Bar Association for the District of Columbia
    • Phi Alpha Delta

    Languages

    • Spanish
    • English
    • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    • Pro Bono Honors Award, 2013
    • Victory Fund, Board Member

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    • Participant, “Small Business LGBT Roundtable,” House Committee on Small Business, Washington DC, May 27, 2017.
    • Panelist, “Washington Update and Tax Reform Prospects,” Tax Executives Institute – Tax School, Houston, TX, May 3, 2017.
    • Featured Guest, “Inside Out LGBT Radio on WPFW 89.3 FM,” Washington DC, April 25, 2017.
    • Panelist, “CFPB Examinations in the Trump Era,” CFSA Conference, Palm Springs, March 1, 2017.
    • Featured Speaker, “US Tax Outlook in a Trump World,” IBSA Conference, New York, February 7, 2017.
    • Panelist, “Being LGBT in the Workplace,” The American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC, September 13, 2016.
    • Panelist, “Compliance Manager: Service Providers and Data Security,” CFSA Conference, Nassau, Bahamas, March 10, 2016.
    • Panelist, “Exploring A Legal Focus: Business Law & International Trade?,” The American University Washington College Of Law, March 2015.
    • Featured Guest, “Capital Thinking Radio Show: US Patent Reform and Strong Patents Act – Global Derivatives – US Tax and Municipal Bond Reform,” March 2015.
    • Featured Guest, “Capital Thinking Radio Show: SAGE – New Opportunities in Water – Net Neutrality,” Washington DC, May 2014.

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