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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