Government Experience

  • Staff Member, House Appropriations Committee, Maryland House of Delegates

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Education

  • J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1990

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

    Maryland Bar Association
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Brian M. Quinn

Counsel

Brian Quinn represents clients before all branches of Maryland state government, including various administrative agencies. He has significant trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts. Brian represents natural gas companies, electric companies, and water utilities in rate, financing, merger and acquisition approvals, licensing, and other regulatory proceedings before the Public Service Commission of Maryland and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

In addition, Brian maintains an extensive government relations practice and frequently represents clients before the Maryland General Assembly and other state and local governments and agencies. He also represents insurance companies before the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings.

Brian is a graduate of University of Baltimore School of Law and St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Representative Clients

Brian's Maryland state government relations clients include AES Warrior Run LLC; Baltimore Child Abuse Center; Baltimore Gas and Electric; Chesapeake Utilities Corporation; Community Blight Solutions; C.P. Crane LLC; Domtar Corporation; Downtown Partnership of Baltimore; Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City; Lexington Market, Inc.; The Marriott International, Inc.; Maryland Optometric Association; Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore; PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC; and Washington Gas.

Significant Matters

  • Represented internet-based, transportation software application, Uber Technologies, Inc., before the Maryland Public Service Commission concerning the Commission's investigation into the nature and extent of its regulatory authority over the client.
  • Represented Maryland electric distribution company in action for judicial review of Maryland Public Service Commission rate case order and obtained circuit court order reversing, in part, agency order.
  • Represented a major league sports team on political and financing issues related to the development and use of stadiums and sports venues.
  • Represented a minor league baseball team on political and financing issues related to a proposed new stadium.
  • Represented a global power generation and distribution company before the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in litigation challenging the approval by the Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays of a Baltimore County ordinance prohibiting the siting of a liquefied natural gas terminal.
  • Successfully represented a major natural gas company in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the defense of claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act.
  • Represented a major natural gas company before the Public Service Commission of Maryland requesting authorization for a $90 million merger, in which he successfully obtained authorization.
  • Represented a natural gas company in rate cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Represented numerous business clients on legislative and governmental matters before the Maryland General Assembly and State Government.
  • Represented public utilities and telecommunication companies before state and local governments concerning rights-of-way and franchise matters.

Activities

Outside of Venable, Brian is active with the Salvation Army, Baltimore Area Command and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center.