Brenden Chainey is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates. A member of the public policy and law practice group, Brenden is a seasoned policy professional and experienced attorney with over 15 years of significant government relations and legislative experience advising Congressional members, venture-backed companies, and executives of Fortune 500 companies. Brenden focuses on developing comprehensive policy solutions for companies operating in industries that are experiencing rapidly changing regulatory environments.
At K&L Gates, Brenden has primarily advised clients in technology and emerging high risk industries. Brenden has advised technology and media companies on initiatives regarding telecom (FCC spectrum regulation), cryptocurrency/fintech regulation, and appropriations. He has advised clients in industries such as technology, financial services, manufacturing, and transportation, as well as trade associations on public policy issues related to privacy, competition, ESG, and cannabis banking regulation.
Prior to K&L Gates, Brenden worked for eight years on Capitol Hill, where served in various capacities including as Legislative Director for a former Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee. While in Congress, Brenden worked a number of issues related to innovation, startups, energy, neuroscience, advanced manufacturing, and Internet of Things.
Brenden grew up in Florida and later, New Jersey. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in history (with honors) from Rutgers University. He later earned a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School.
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