Former United States Attorney Brian Moran Rejoins Orrick


Orrick announced today that Brian Moran, United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington from 2019 to 2021, has rejoined our firm as a partner in our Seattle office.

Brian led the U.S. attorney’s office through the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis, earning bipartisan support for his leadership.

He previously served for 15 years in the Washington Attorney General’s office, including as the state’s chief deputy attorney general. In that role, Brian shaped policy in areas such as consumer protection, privacy and data breach investigations and financial regulation. Before that, Brian served as the Attorney General’s chief criminal prosecutor for eight years.  He’s an accomplished trial lawyer, having tried over 100 cases. He rejoins Orrick, where he practiced from 2013 to 2019.

Most recently, Brian was asked to serve on the Western District of Washington’s federal judicial selection committee.

“I was honored to serve as United States Attorney in Seattle, and am incredibly grateful to the team of extraordinarily dedicated and talented lawyers with whom I served in the Justice Department,” said Brian. “It’s likewise an exciting time to return to private practice with my Orrick colleagues, as we focus on helping clients navigate an increasingly complex regulatory enforcement environment.”

“At a time of intensifying regulatory scrutiny of the tech industry, we welcome Brian back to our team,” said Jessica Perry, Orrick’s co-Managing Partner and head of the firm’s global litigation practice. “He is a recognized leader, with a long history of strong bipartisan support, who knows how to manage regulatory challenges and win over a jury, and has a stellar record advancing diversity, equity and inclusion on his teams.”

Brian will collaborate across the firm’s regulatory and compliance, state attorneys general and white collar and investigations practices.  He rejoins partner Rob McKenna, with whom he served in the Washington Attorney General’s office.