J.D., William & Mary Law School
B.A., College of William & Mary
Senior Articles Editor, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia Bar
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt
Brandi advises candidates, officeholders, political parties, PACs, corporations, trade associations, and other organizations on compliance with all aspects of law concerning the political process, including state and federal campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, and pay-to-play laws. Brandi, a certified Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt, uses the LLSI process and project management tools to continually improve the value proposition the firm delivers to its clients.
- Assists candidates, officeholders, political parties, PACs, corporations, and trade associations in complying with campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, pay-to-play, and other areas of political law.
- Counsels candidates running for federal office at all stages of the electoral process.
- Represents clients before the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in enforcement proceedings, rulemaking comments, and advisory opinion requests.
- Represents clients before the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), U.S. House Committee on Ethics, and U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics in ethics matters.
- Advises tax-exempt charitable and social welfare organizations in the areas of federal and state corporate and tax compliance and in securing and retaining tax exemption.
- Counsel, Federal Election Commission, Office of Commissioner Lee E. Goodman (2016-2017)
- Deputy General Counsel, Jeb Bush Presidential Campaign (2015-2016)
- Outside Counsel, Governor Tim Pawlenty Presidential Campaign (2011)
- Associate Counsel (2009) and Law Clerk (2007-2008), Republican National Committee (RNC)
- Law Clerk, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) (2009)
- Campaign Finance Analyst, Federal Election Commission (2004-2006)
- American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
- Co-Chair, Committee on Elections (2010-2012)
- The Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL)
- Public Affairs Council (PAC)
- State Government Affairs Council (SGAC)
- Women in Government Relations (WGR)
- Named one of DCA Live's "Emerging Women Leaders in Law: Private Practice" (2019)
- Named "Distinguished Election Law Alumnus of the Year" by The William & Mary Election Law Society (2015)
- Named one of DC's "Rising Stars" for Legislative & Governmental Affairs (2014-2015) and Political Law (2013) by Super Lawyers magazine
News & Insights
- January 2019 | NEWSLETTER
- July 2018 | NEWSLETTERFederal PACs Contributing to Missouri State and Local Committees Must Register and Report Beginning August 8, 2018
- April 20, 2018 | Detroit, MI | SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT2018 ABA State and Local Government Law & Public Contract Law Spring ConferenceBrandis L. Zehr, Moderator
- March 2018 | NEWSLETTER
- February 7, 2018 | PRESS RELEASE
- November 16, 2017 | PRESS RELEASE
- November 2017 | NEWSLETTER9th Circuit Upholds Montana’s Candidate Contribution Limits; Commissioner Immediately Reinstates Lower Contribution Limits
- October 31, 2017 | ALERT
- September 2017 | NEWSLETTER
- July 2017 | NEWSLETTER
- May 24, 2017 | ALERTAndrew G. Woodson, Brandis L. Zehr
- May 2017 | NEWSLETTER
- March 2017 | NEWSLETTERNew Jersey Pay-to-Play Law Ensnares Another Contractor: Business Loses $7 Million in Contracts Over $500 ‘Inadvertent’ Contribution
- January 2017 | NEWSLETTER