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Dean A. Brazier

Fax +1.202.778.9100

Dean Brazier is an associate in the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice group in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Brazier leverages his prior experience as a Certified Public Accountant and former SEC attorney to advise clients on corporate, securities, regulatory and governance matters.

Admitted only in New York 
Not Admitted in D.C. / Supervised by Alissa Altongy Parisi, member of D.C. Bar

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Brazier spent three years as an attorney advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At the SEC, he examined filings under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to ensure compliance with federal securities laws, rules, and regulations. While at the SEC, Mr. Brazier reviewed investment fund applications for compliance with the Investment Company Act of 1940 and examined requests for no-action relief under Exchange Act Rule 14a-8 relating to shareholder proposals.

Before attending law school, Mr. Brazier worked for the Financial Services Office of Ernst & Young LLP in New York. For more than three years, he provided auditing and consulting services focused on major national and international clients in the Banking & Capital Markets and Asset Management industry segments.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Certified Public Accountant (New York)
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Finance Director, Black Alumni of Notre Dame
  • Assistant Finance Director, Diversity Council, Notre Dame Alumni Association

Additional Information

  • Certified Public Accountant (New York)