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Brett Coffee is Computer Systems Center Incorporated’s General Counsel and Vice President of Business and Corporate Affairs for the Springfield, Va. based defense contractor.  Brett worked as a founder and General Counsel for the SemperComm Foundation, that provided morale and communications solutions to remote overseas military bases.  Before these positions, Brett worked in-house in California’s technology industry and in private practice in New York City, working with innovative companies and significant global corporations in the area of international transactions and securities matters.  Mr. Coffee has received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and an LL.M in Corporate and Business Law and a Diploma in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law.  He is a member of the state bars of New York, California, DC (inactive), Virginia, Illinois (inactive) and the United States Supreme Court.  An Eagle Scout who trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, Brett is a member of Leadership Fairfax’ Emerging Leadership Institute Class of 2007 (where he was elected class representative), a member of the 2008 Sorensen Institute Political Leaders Program, was a Board Member of Leadership Fairfax, Inc., Springfield District Representative and Secretary to the Fairfax County Citizens Corps Council; Springfield District Representative and former Chair to the Fairfax County Small Business Commission; member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Corporate Leadership Advisory Council; Chair of the Urbana Campus Alumni Advisory Committee; Board Member and past Events Chair of the Washington, D.C alumni club; past Scholarship Chair and Board Member of the San Diego Illini club; and past President and Board Member of the Illini Club of Greater New York City (each club winning the Outstanding Club award from the UIAA during his tenure).  He was honored as a Community Champion by Volunteer Fairfax, as a Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers and as the Top Washington Lawyer in the General Counsel category and the 40 Under 40 by the Washington Business Journal.  Brett currently lives in Burke, VA and is married to Lara, a former All-American soccer player who graduated from the OneMBA program through the University of North Carolina.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 65%
    20 years
  2. General Practice: 10%
    20 years
  3. Government: 10%
    12 years
  4. Tax: 5%
    14 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



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Contact info


P.O. BOX 127

SPRINGFIELD, VA, 22150-0127

Po Box 127
Springfield, VA, 22150



VAAuthorized to practice law201003/31/2016
NYCurrently registered 199707/10/2016
DCInactive 200507/06/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive200105/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
People's Choice Award (Selected as top honoree in 40 Under 40)Washington Business Journal2010
40 Under 40Washington Business Journal2010
Leaders in the LawVirginia Law Weekly2009
Top Washington General CounselWashington Business Journal2009
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2009
Community Service AwardWashington Metro Area Corporate Counsel Association2008
Top Washington Lawyers-Finalist, General Counsel CategoryWashington Business Journal2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Virginia2008
Community ChampionVolunteer Fairfax2008
Top Washington Lawyers-Finalist, General Counsel CategoryWashington Business Journal2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselCSCI2005 - Present
General CounselThe SemperComm Foundation2004 - 2009
N/ALeap Wireless2003 - 2004
N/ARealNames2000 - 2001
AssociateCurtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Business PartnershipBoard Member2008 - Present
Fairfax County Small Business CommissionChairman and Springfield District Representative2008 - Present
University of Illinois Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Northern Virginia Technology CouncilPublic Policy Steering Committee and General Counsel Forum2007 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselN/A2006 - Present
University of Illinois Urbana Campus Alumni Advisory BoardChair2006 - Present
Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology and Science-2008 Transportation Technologies Advisory CommitteeMember2008 - 2009
Fairfax County Citizen Corps CouncilSpringfield District Rep. and Secretary2007 - 2008
Rotary Club of West SpringfieldMember2007 - 2010
US Chamber of CommerceCorporate Leadership Advisory Council2007 - 2009
Springfield District CouncilSecretary and Vice Chairman2007 - 2010
Leadership FairfaxBoard Member & ELI Class of 20072006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dulles Greenway RefinancingSuccessfully refinanced.
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA)Top Ten Things to Consider When You're the First In-House Counsel2009
Legal Times MagazineOn the Record2007
The Attorney-CPAProfessionals, Core Values and Sarbanes-Oxley: A Critique2004
Fordham Environmental Law JournalEnvironmental Marketing After Assoc. of Nat. Adv. v. Lungren: Still Searching for an Improved Regulatory Framework1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawBusiness and Corporate LawLL.M - Master of Laws2003
University of San Diego School of LawTaxationDiploma2003
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of IllinoisPolitical ScienceBA1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ELI Program DayNonprofit Boards and County Boards & Commissions2011
Business & Law Breakfast ForumHow to Land and Keep the Corporate Client2011
Virginia Small Business SummitTechnology and Telecommunications Update2010
LFI Boardsmanship ConferenceBoardsmanship Legal Issues2010
Managing International SubsidiariesManaging International Subsidiaries2009
Corporate EventEthics Training2009
ACC's 2009 Annual MeetingThe Counsel's Role in the Ethics & Compliance Programs2009
Women's Business ExpoLegal Issues in Starting a Business2008
Emerging Leaders InstituteOn Boardsmanship2008
Springfield District Organizational MeetingOrganization of Precincts for Election2007
Ethics TrainingEthics Training2007