Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, USA
Brian Finch, a Pillsbury Public Policy partner with extensive regulatory and government affairs advocacy experience, is a recognized authority on global security and cybersecurity threats. He co-leads Pillsbury’s COVID-19 Response team, providing clients with real-time guidance on the implications of the rapidly evolving epidemic. Based in Washington, DC, Brian provides strategic legal counsel to companies from nearly every industry regarding regulatory issues, cyberattacks, national defense and intelligence policies, and homeland security concerns. He has helped more than 150 clients take advantage of SAFETY Act liability protections following terrorist or cyberattacks and has testified before the U.S. Congress regarding the Act’s provisions. Brian advises on risk mitigation tactics, minimizing post-event negative consequences, and litigation strategies. He has also worked with the Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services on a variety of emergency medical preparedness matters, including weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and pandemic preparedness/response issues.