Brandon Román advises a wide array of domestic and international clients on tax, financial services, and employee benefits policy and regulatory issues.

His practice is focused on assisting clients in developing comprehensive strategies to further their legislative and regulatory interests before Congress and various regulatory agencies, including the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor, and Employee Benefits Security Administration, 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. More recently, he has played a key role with the development and implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986); the various economic relief packages enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and the Inflation Reduction Act (landmark legislation aimed at reducing inflation and investing in clean energy and climate resilience).

Additionally, Brandon provides policy and regulatory counsel to clients on an array of employee benefits issues. He was actively engaged with the development and implementation of provisions in the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act (the most significant retirement legislation since 2006) that created the “pooled employer plan” (PEP) concept, a defined contribution plan in which multiple employers can participate. Brandon also successfully advocated for inclusion in SECURE 2.0 provisions that allow 403(b) plans to participate in a PEP and to invest in collective investment trusts (CITs). As part of providing assistance to clients with regulatory implementation of these provisions, he is advocating for legislative relief that is necessary to correct certain issues that exist under current law so that these policies are implemented in a way that is consistent with legislative intent.

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. In addition, he advises pension/retirement plans, charities, trade associations, and other non-profit entities on corporate governance and compliance issues, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) policy.

Brandon is an active member of various community and firm diversity initiatives for both LGBTQ+ and Latinx lawyers. He is co-chair of the firm’s LBGTQ+ Employee Resources Group and 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 & 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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