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Hon. Rachel Brand

Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, United States Chamber of Commerce
Rachel Brand

Rachel Brand has served as a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board since 2012.  In addition to her service on the PCLOB, Ms. Brand serves as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, where she previously served as Vice President and Chief Counsel for Regulatory Litigation.  Her prior government experience includes serving as the Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice after being confirmed by the Senate and appointed by President George W. Bush.   In that capacity, Brand served as chief adviser to the Attorney General on issues including counter-terrorism policy and oversaw the development of all regulations promulgated by the Department of Justice.  She also managed the Department's role in selecting federal judges and prepared Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito for their U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.  Earlier in her career, Brand served in the Office of Counsel to the President at the White House.  Brand was a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court and to Justice Charles Fried of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.  Brand graduated from Harvard Law School, where she served as deputy editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Education
  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1998
    Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • BA, Political Science, with High Distinction and Honors, University of Minnesota-Morris, 1995

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Publications and Multimedia
Time to Revisit Chevron Deference? - Event Video
2014 National Lawyers Convention
November 17, 2014
IS It Legal? Legal Authority for the Campaign Against the Islamic State - Event Audio/Video
DC Young Lawyers Chapter and The Alexander Hamilton Society
October 24, 2014
Surveillance, National Security, and Privacy: The PCLOB Report on Section 702 Surveillance - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
August 14, 2014
Balancing Privacy and Security - Event Audio/Video
2014 Annual Student Symposium
March 25, 2014
The New Age of Litigation Financing - Event Audio/Video
2013 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2013
The Limits of Recess Appointment Authority - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers, Financial Services & E-Commerce, Labor & Employment Law, and Litigation Practice Groups Podcast
April 12, 2013
Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2010? - Event Audio/Video
Washington, DC - Event Audio/Video
September 29, 2010
United States Supreme Court: Nomination and Confirmation Process - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
May 07, 2010
Reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act
New Federal Initiatives Project
January 20, 2010
Confirmation Battles and Presidential Nominations - Event Audio
2009 Annual Student Symposium
February 28, 2009
Reporters' Shield - Event Audio/Video
Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group
April 29, 2008