Brian Lewis is the Deputy General Counsel at Form Energy, where he leads the company’s in-house legal department. Brian is a proven leader, litigator, trial attorney, counselor, and problem solver with significant experience as a social media lawyer, federal prosecutor, and private practice litigator.
Prior to joining Form Energy, Brian was a Director & Associate General Counsel at Facebook, where he led Facebook’s user data disclosure and compliance program, managed the team advising on user data disclosure in response to U.S. civil and criminal legal requests, and advised on and led extraordinary and high-visibility user data disclosure efforts globally.
Brian previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California where he investigated and prosecuted a variety of federal crimes, including corporate fraud, violent crimes, and cases of child exploitation. Brian tried numerous cases to jury verdict and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Brian served as Senior Litigation Counsel at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and departed the office as the Deputy Chief of the Oakland Branch Office.
Prior to his career in public service, Brian was in private practice in Chicago, where he focused on intellectual property, product liability, and general commercial litigation.
Brian earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his A.B. from Princeton University in Public Policy and International Affairs with a certificate in African American Studies.