James Branda

James Branda, Counsel

James Branda’s practice consists of whistleblower retaliation law, including Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank, as well as Family Medical Leave Act litigation.  He worked as a summer associate for Clifford & Garde, LLC where he focused on complex civil and criminal litigation involving Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation, FMLA violations, and nuclear regulatory law.  Mr. Branda also served as a research assistant for L. Michael Seidman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.  Articles he worked on have appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and the University of Chicago Law Review.

Mr. Branda earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his M.A. in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies from St. Andrews University, Scotland. He also holds a Certificate in Arabic from American University, Beirut.  Mr. Branda has resided in Washington, DC for 6 years.

Mr. Branda speaks Spanish, Arabic, and English.

James Branda can be reached at jbranda@erlichlawoffice.com.

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Bar Membership

Member, Maryland State Bar


Professional Associations

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Member, American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section

Member, Montgomery County Bar Association

Member, Prince George’s County Bar Association

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