Brandon David Sousa

Brandon David Sousa, University of South Carolina (B.A. 2007, summa cum laude); Tulane University Law School (J.D. 2011, summa cum laude)

Admitted to the Bar: Maryland (2012); District of Columbia (2013)

Mr. Sousa has extensive natural resource management, environmental regulatory, and administrative law experience, including work implementing or litigating on the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Administrative Procedure Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, and natural resources damage assessment programs.  He also has experience in habitat conservation and restoration programs, stakeholder council-based natural resource management, and federal rulemaking and permitting processes.

Mr. Sousa previously worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service in that agency’s leadership office and the Office of Protected Resources.  There, among other tasks, he coordinated national environmental regulatory and permitting programs, interagency consultation and rulemaking deliberations, and Congressional and constituent affairs.  He served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals.