Brian Robinson serves as legal advisor for VSA’s President and Vice Presidents providing legal advice on both internal operations and client matters. He is integrally involved in the firm’s management of legal and regulatory matters, responsible for compliance issues both at the Federal and state levels, and assists in the pursuit of business development opportunities. Brian is responsible for drafting, negotiating, and reviewing contracts, learning and advising on new areas of the law, and partnering with the Human Resources and Accounting departments in risk management, cost-control measures, and overall strategic planning.
Brian spent over five years on Capitol Hill as Legislative Counsel for both Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D, TX-18) and Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald (D, CA-37). In this capacity, he advised the Members on appropriations, transportation, veteran, military affairs and judicial issues. Brian also served as Congresswoman Millender-McDonald’s liaison with the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, developing a firm grasp of transportation policy and the legislative process, while preparing for committee proceedings.
In addition to his Congressional experience, Brian served in the United States Army Reserves. Brian held various command and staff positions of increasing responsibility, including during Operation Iraqi Freedom, were he was awarded a Bronze Star. He routinely supervised and directed 10 to 100 subordinates in combat and noncombat support units.
A native of Washington, DC, Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from LaSalle University and a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. He and his wife live in Washington, DC’s LeDroit Park neighborhood with their three children.