Brett Lininger is Of Counsel for Nemphos Braue and Managing Director for its subsidiary Old Line Government Affairs.  In his role for Nemphos Braue, Mr. Lininger provides legal representation to entities regulated by the Maryland Insurance Administration on various insurance regulatory matters.  He also provides corporate legal counsel to a wide array of companies.

Prior to joining Nemphos Braue, Lininger was a principal and chair of the Business Practice Group at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore, where he represented clients from various industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies. He also represented government affairs clients as a lobbyist before the Maryland General Assembly, Executive State Agencies and city and county governments. During the Administration of Governor Bob Ehrlich, Lininger served as the Director of Government Relations for the Maryland Insurance Administration.  During that time, he worked with Commissioner Kathleen Birrane who was then Principal Counsel to the Maryland Insurance Administration. Lininger was also head of his own government affairs consulting firm, and he served on the transition team for Governor Larry Hogan.

A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and Towson University, Lininger is a past member of the University of Baltimore Foundation Board and past Chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Baltimore, Inc. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and Chair of the University of Baltimore Risk Management and Insurance Advisory Board.  Lininger is also a 2017 recipient of The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law Award, and he was named Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland’s Insurance Person of the Year in 2009.

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Accolades & Experience

Accolades & Experience


  • Towson University, Major: History, Minor: Political Science, 1993
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, 2005, Cum Laude

Professional Activities

  • Chair, ABA Business Law Section’s Government Affairs Practice Committee
  • Chair, University of Baltimore Insurance Advisory Board
  • Chair, University of Baltimore’s Risk Management and Insurance Advisory Board
  • Former Member, University of Baltimore Foundation Board
  • Former Chair, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Baltimore

Speaking Events & Publications

  • “Obamacare under the Trump Administration: Discussion of the Healthcare Challenges Employers and Business Attorneys Face in Today’s Political Environment”—ABA Business Law Section, 2019
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Nemphos Braue’s co-founders and legal team left some of the largest firms in the world to practice differently. We combine big firm expertise with the flexibility and creativity of boutique practice to create personal, exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Practice Areas

Corporate & Business Law

Entrepreneurs & Emerging Companies
General Counsel Solutions
Government Affairs
Intellectual Property
Maryland Regulatory Practice
Mergers & Aquisitions
Private Equity & Venture Capital


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Industrial & Construction
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