Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Stanley M. Brand

Stanley M. Brand

Sport: Baseball
Category: Sports Attorney
Primary Team: null
Year Inducted: 2011

Stanley M. Brand graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1970 and earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School in 1974. From 1976 to 1983, Stan served as general counsel to the US House of Representatives under Speaker Thomas P. “ Tip ” O ’ Neill, Jr., and was the House ’ s chief legal officer responsible for representing the House, its members, officers and employees in connection with legal procedures and litigation arising from the conduct of their official activities. Since leaving the House of Representatives and founding a Washington, D.C.-based law firm in 1983, Stan has had a succession of high profile, political and public corruption cases and clients, including former White House aide George Stephanopoulos in the Whitewater investigation, former Congressman and Gore 2000 campaign manager Tony Coelho, former House Majority Whip Bill Gray and Congressmen Dan Rostenkowski and Joe McDade. Since 1992, Stan also has served as vice president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the governing body o f minor league baseball. In that capacity, he was responsible for representing minor league baseball during congressional consideration of baseball ’ s antitrust exemption and is responsible for minor league baseball ’ s government relations at the state and local level. He has testified, written and lectured extensively on antitrust, labor and contract law issues affecting baseball. In 2005, Stan represented Major League Baseball in connection with the congressional investigation into MLB’ s steroid policies. Stan was featured in Washingtonian magazine’ s 2002 survey of the 75 best lawyers in Washington and has appeared widely on network, public and cable television, including A BC News, ABC ’ s Nightline , NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, NPR ’ s All Things Considered, CNN ’ s Lou Dobbs Tonight, MSNBC ’ s Hardball, John McLaughlin ’ s One on One and ESPN ’ s Sports Center .

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