Brian Lansing

Brian Lansing is a Senior Counsel in LeClairRyan, based in Richmond, Va. He is the leader of the national law firm’s General Counsel and Secondments team, which provides outside general counsel services and onsite attorney support to businesses of all sizes. His practice also includes compliance, investigations and white-collar criminal defense, intellectual property and technology, commercial litigation, and food and beverage matters.  Mr. Lansing’s litigation experience spans numerous cases in federal and state courts nationwide and before administrative agencies.

Prior to joining LeClairRyan in January 2017, he served nearly 12 years as in-house counsel for a Fortune 200 consumer packaged goods company, where he closely managed dozens of anti-counterfeiting, antitrust, commercial, intellectual property, and regulatory cases, and served as legal counsel to the Chief Compliance Officer and compliance department, the corporate affairs and communications departments, the brand and trade channel integrity department, the regulatory affairs department, and the research, development and engineering department.

Before that, Mr. Lansing practiced at a Washington, D.C. law firm, where he litigated complex commercial, intellectual property, qui tam False Claims Act, and white-collar cases in federal and state courts around the country and before government agencies. His clients have spanned industries as diverse as banking, communications, construction, government contracting, manufacturing, and services. He has significant experience in business tort, contract, copyright, False Claims Act, fraud, patent, trademark, shareholder, trade secret, and white-collar cases.

Mr. Lansing began his career in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he handled hundreds of criminal appeals, prosecuted dozens of crimes, and defended dozens of civil lawsuits in federal trial and appellate courts on behalf of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, and high-ranking officials. After eight years of active duty he transferred to the Navy Reserve, where he continued litigating civil cases for another six years, and later served as an executive officer and then commanding officer of a JAG Reserve unit, and as special assistant to the Naval Inspector General. He was invested as a military judge in 2012, and currently serves as the Chief Trial Judge of the Navy Reserve, holding the rank of Captain.

He can be reached at [email protected].

businessman helping colleagues bridge gap

How the CEO Can Support Compliance Many executives view compliance as a “check the box” proposition. In this column, LeClairRyan attorneys Brian Lansing and Patrick Hurd argue that a focus on compliance should permeate the entire organization, in much the same way that Amazon obsesses about customer service. It all starts at the top, with the CEO setting the tone. with co-author...

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