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.

Upon joining the firm, Brandon began representing clients on a number of issues related to the regulatory implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He has also played a key role in recent years with the development and implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986); the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act (the most significant retirement legislation since 2006); and the various economic relief packages enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brandon is currently engaged on behalf of various clients in the legislative debate over the potential inclusion of various tax reform proposals as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget reconciliation process, as well as the development of the SECURE Act 2.0.

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 pension/retirement plans, charities, trade associations and other nonprofit entities on an array of corporate governance and compliance issues, including ESG compliance.

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.

Brandon is an active member of various community and firm diversity initiatives for both LGBT and Latinx lawyers. For the past seven years, he has been a member of both the firm’s Recruiting Committee and the Advisory Committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.

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  • 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


  • 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


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Best Lawyers in America 2022 and 2023: Ones to Watch – Banking and Finance Law
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Pro Bono Honors Award, 2013
  • Victory Fund, Board Member

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  • Speaker, National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems Accredited Fiduciary Program, Nashville, Tennessee, October 2022.
  • Presenter, “2022 American Staffing Association Staffing Law Conference – ‘2022 Elections: State of Affairs and Predictions for the Business Community”, May 6, 2022.
  • Presenter, “American Staffing Association Staffing Law Virtual Conference – ‘The American Rescue Plan’ – What Does It Mean For Employers?”, April 30, 2021.
  • Panelist, “Biden’s Tax Plan: The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown,” American Bar Association Businesses Law Section, webinar, March 30, 2021.
  • Speaker, National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems Accredited Fiduciary Program, Virtual, March 2021.
  • Speaker, National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems Accredited Fiduciary Program, Virtual, May 2020.
  • Co-author, “Federal Legislative Activity on Business Interruption Insurance,” Harris Martin Publishing, May 21, 2020.
  • Speaker, National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems Accredited Fiduciary Program, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2019.
  • 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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