Brian Schwalb was elected Attorney General of the District of Columbia on November 8, 2022.

Schwalb has lived and worked in the District of Columbia for nearly 30 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and attended Harvard Law School.

After law school, Schwalb served as a law clerk in Baltimore for the U.S. District Judge John R. Hargrove. After his two-year clerkship, Schwalb joined the U.S. Department of Justice’s Honors Program as a trial lawyer in the Tax Division.

Schwalb has spent more than two decades in the private sector, having started his own firm. Between 2012 and 2016, he served as the Vice-Chairman of Venable LLP, overseeing the implementation of the firm’s client-centric growth strategy. In 2016, he took on the role of Partner-in-Charge of Venable’s Washington, D.C. office, the firm’s headquarters and largest office.

Schwalb is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to the top 1% of area trial lawyers whose careers have reflected the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality.

Schwalb and his wife, Mickie, raised their three daughters – Jessica, Allison, and Sydney – in their home on Kanawha Street.