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Brett Lininger appointed as Chair of ABA Government Affairs Practice Committee
Brett S. Lininger, Of-Counsel at Nemphos Braue LLC, the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier corporate boutique law firm, has recently been appointed Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section’s Government Affairs Practice Committee.
Lininger has been a member of the Government Affairs Practice Committee since 2014 and has held the position of Programming Chair since 2015. His three-year term will begin in September.
The mission of the Government Affairs Practice Committee is to provide informational resources and a forum for the exchange of ideas regarding substantive areas of policy, political law and the regulation of the profession for federal, state and provincial lobbyists and government affairs practitioners, both in-house and in private practice.
“It is an honor to have been appointed Chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Government Affairs Practice Committee,” said Lininger, who is also a consultant for Old Line Government Affairs, LLC, a subsidiary of Nemphos Braue where he represents clients from various industries, including insurance, energy, healthcare, and information technology companies before the Maryland General Assembly, Executive State Agencies and City and County governments. “I am excited to be taking on this role in an effort to educate ABA members about the value of retaining a government affairs specialist and raise the level of professionalism among government affairs practitioners.”
Prior to joining Nemphos Braue, Lininger was a principal and chair of the Business Practice Group at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore.
During the Administration of Governor Bob Ehrlich, Lininger served as the Director of Government Relations for the Maryland Insurance Administration under Commissioner Al Redmer. He was also head of his own government affairs consulting firm, and he served on the Transition Team for Governor Larry Hogan.
A graduate of University of Baltimore School of Law and Towson University, Lininger is a member of the University of Baltimore Foundation Board and immediate past chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Baltimore, Inc. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Baltimore City Bar Association. Lininger is also a 2017 recipient of The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law Award, and he was named Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland’s Insurance Person of the Year in 2009.