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Lawrence Brian Brennan


Lawrence Brian Brennan, American lawyer. Bar: New York, 1978.


Brennan, Lawrence Brian was born on September 13, 1953 in New York City. Son of David Lawrence and Mary (Daly) Brennan.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Fordham University, 1974. Juris Doctor, Fordham University, 1977.


Marine surveyor Marine Surveys Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1975-1976. Litigator United States Ship Nimitz, naval legal service office United States Navy, Charleston, South Carolina, 1978-1981. Associate Bigham Englar Jones & Houston, New York City, 1981-1985.

Trial attorney United States Department Justice, 1985-1987. Associate Lunney & Crocco, 1987-1988. Partner Bigham Englar Jones & Houston, 1988-1997.

Research counsel, deputy chief naval operations Ocean Policy, Washington, 1991-1995. Partner Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, New York City, since 1997, head admiralty group. Consultant space law United States Department Defense, Wshington, 1988.

Consultant maritime and prize law United States Department State, since 1990. Staff oceans law and policy department United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, since 1995. Consultant maritime and international law United States Department Defense, since 1996.


  • Bar: New York, 1978.


Alternate counsel, Federal Regional Response Pollution Team, New York City, 1985-1987. Captain United States Naval Reserve, since 1974. Member Naval Reserve Association (district vice president legislation), Universal Ship Cancellation Society (chapter president), United States Naval Institute, Maritime Law Association United States (vice chairman Law of the Sea committee 1984-1985, chair United Nations Convention Law of the Sea since 1995, chair salvage and archaeology since 1997), Navy League, New York Council (director since 1996, vice president since 1997), Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Tailhook Association, Navy League of the United States, Naval Order (New York, Commander), Military Order of World Wars, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (associate master), Naval Aviation Foundation, Navale Judge Advocates Association, Naval War College Foundation, Average Adjusters of the United States (associate master), Shellback, Blue Nose.


  • Other Interests

    Stamp collecting/philately, marine and aerial photography.


Married Patricia Dunne, May 21, 1983. 2 children.

David Lawrence Brennan

Mary (Daly) Brennan

Patricia Dunne