Brand Woodward Law is a Washington-based firm led by attorneys Stan M. Brand and Stanley Woodward, Jr. It specializes in criminal defense, lobbying, employment and labor law, administrative law, and entertainment and sports. Brand was formerly a senior counsel at Akin Gump, a firm known for representing high-profile clients and having influence on Capitol Hill. Earlier in his career, Brand was also general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives. Woodward also worked with Akin Gump as a litigation counsel and was an adjunct professor at Catholic University School of Law.
January 6, 2021
- The firm represented Dan Scavino, Trump’s former deputy chief of staff, during his interactions with the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.
- Brand Woodward Law also represented Scavino when he unsuccessfully attempted to anonymously sue Verizon to block a House Select Committee subpoena for his phone records. The complaint did not add the committee to the lawsuit but argued that it had overreached in its subpoena power because it failed to demonstrate a “valid legislative purpose.”
- When representing Scavino, Brand called the House Select Committee a “stalking horse” for investigations by the Department of Justice, adding, “This committee has acted more like a law enforcement agency than a congressional committee.”
- The firm has received $25,000 from Trump’s Save America PAC to cover Scavino’s legal fees.
- Brand expressed disbelief that the House Select Committee would issue subpoenas to sitting members of Congress. “It’s like calling up your opponent in litigation and offering to accept service on their behalf,” he told The Federalist. “How does he do that since his role is on the other side of the case?”