Brian Pandya

Deputy Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Brian Pandya is Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.  The Office of the Associate Attorney General oversees the Justice Department's litigation and grant-making components and works closely with the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General to implement department policies.  Brian's portfolio includes overseeing the Antitrust Division, the Civil Division's Federal Programs and Torts Branches, and the Office of Justice Programs and advising on privacy, intellectual property, competition law, and national security matters.  

Prior to his government appointment, Brian was a partner at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC, where his practice focused on patent litigation, licensing and trade secret disputes, and other complex matters and investigations before federal district and appellate courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), government agencies, and global standard setting organizations (SSOs).  While at Wiley Rein, Brian chaired the American Bar Association's (ABA) Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) subcommittee, served as a federal public defender in the Eastern District of Virginia, and founded and co-chaired the firm's Minority Attorney Affinity Group.   

Brian earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and B.S. in mechanical engineering, with honors and high distinction, from Penn State University, where he was the recipient of the Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award.  After law school, he clerked for Judge Leonard Davis on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  Brian is a two-time recipient of the Federal Circuit Bar Association's Pro Bono Advocacy Award for work on behalf of military veterans and a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).