Aaron P. Brecher

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.7723 |

Areas of Practice

Aaron Brecher focuses his practice on litigation. In addition to his experience as a Summer Associate with Lane Powell, Aaron has worked as a Law Clerk with both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He also previously worked as a Legal Intern for the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Professional Experience

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald M. Gould (2014-2015)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Law Clerk to the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler (2013-2014)
  • Lane Powell PC, Summer Associate (2012)
  • Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender, Legal Intern (2011)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2013)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s Merit Scholar
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Howard B. Coblentz Prize
    • International Law of War Certificate of Merit
    • Michigan Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist (2013)
  • Swarthmore College (B.A., History, with high honors, 2010)
    • National Merit Scholar

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Investigations, Compliance and White Collar
  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Securities Litigation


  • Contributor to Lane Powell’s D&O Developments blog
  • “Ninth Circuit Establishes Rule for Mixed Statements under Reform Act’s Safe Harbor, in In re Quality Systems, Inc. Securities Litigation (July 28, 2017),” D&O Developments blog (September 20, 2017)
  • “Data Breach Response Teams: Best Practices for Preserving Privilege,” Corporate Counsel (June 20, 2016)
  • “Second Circuit Reaffirms Importance of Omnicare Protections in Querub v. Moore Stephens Hong Kong (May 20, 2016),” D&O Developments blog (June 10, 2016)
  • “Second Circuit Applies Omnicare to Dismiss Claims Against Outside Auditor in Unpublished Decision, Special Situations Fund III QP, L.P. v. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA, Ltd. (April 8, 2016),” D&O Developments blog (June 4, 2016)
  • “Second Circuit Lets Item 303 Claim Go Forward, but Clarifies That Actual Knowledge Is Required in Indiana Public Retirement System v. SAIC, Inc. (March 29, 2016),” D&O Developments blog (May 31, 2016)
  • “Thinking About Speaking and Doing in the Ninth Circuit: United States v. Swisher,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Civil Rights Litigation (February 25, 2016)
  • Noerr–Pennington Immunity and the Alien Tort Statute,” New York University Law Review Online (December 2015)
  • “State (Un)Separated Powers and Commandeering,” Fordham Law Review Res Gestae (April 2015)
  • “Some Kind of Judge: Henry Friendly and the Law of Federal Courts,” Michigan Law Review (April 2014)
  • “Cyberattacks and the Covert Action Statute: Toward a Domestic Legal Framework for Offensive Cyberoperations,” Michigan Law Review (December 2012)

Speaking Engagements

  • “A Practical Guide to Federal Court: E-Discovery, Evidence and Experts,” National Business Institute CLE (November 2016)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a “Washington Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Civil Litigation — Defense (2017)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Participant, Tikvah-Hertog Summer Institute on Law and National Security (2011)