Former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington Brian Moran applies his more than 25 years of experience in public sector service to advising clients on a range of civil and criminal matters before local, state and federal agencies, leading civil and criminal investigations, and assisting business clients in navigating an increasingly complex regulatory environment.
As the U.S. Attorney in Seattle, Brian led the first U.S. attorney’s office in the country to confront the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis. He led the office’s response to unprecedented civil unrest, and prosecuted an array of crimes ranging from hate crimes perpetrated by neo-Nazis to sophisticated data breaches by cyber criminals, and he pursued drug and human traffickers. He served on the Native American Issues (subcommittee), and the Border States and marijuana enforcement U.S. Attorney Work Groups. Brian earned wide bipartisan support for his leadership and was recently selected to serve on the Western District of Washington’s federal judicial selection committee.
During his 15 years serving in the office of the Washington State Attorney General, including as the Chief Deputy Attorney General, Brian was the top legal advisor to the Attorney General and had a significant role in the office’s legal strategy and policy initiatives, including matters related to consumer protection, data breaches, unfair competition, and public records. He frequently worked with the state legislature and state agencies to draft, implement, or amend state law in important areas such as consumer protection, the powers and duties of the Attorney General, public records, tort liability, public safety, and criminal law.
Brian has conducted numerous high-profile investigations for government agencies. In private practice, he has represented Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, and tech innovators under investigation by state Attorneys General and other regulatory bodies.
Prior to his Chief Deputy appointment, Brian served as the Attorney General’s chief criminal prosecutor and as a Senior Deputy Prosecutor with the Office of the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney. His extensive trial and litigation experience includes white collar fraud, public corruption, environmental, and criminal and civil matters. Brian has tried over 100 cases through verdict, including 35 homicides and three death penalty cases.