Brian J. Carr

Brian delivers multifaceted public policy strategies and government affairs services to clients interfacing with local units of government, the legislature, and state agencies in Minnesota. He specifically tailors each legislative advocacy approach to match the needs of his clients to achieve their public policy and regulatory goals.

Brian has extensive experience advocating at the state and local levels of government and possesses robust knowledge on issues regarding consumer product regulation, wages and labor, taxation, information technology, transportation, pharmacy health care, and general commerce.

Brian believes that successful public policy outcomes rest on the primary tenets of providing efficient and effective legislative and legal representation for his clients.


Brian has been immersed in politics and law for more than a decade. His experience working on public policy spans from state legislatures and local units of governments, to the halls of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. As an experienced legislative tactician and government affairs professional, he utilizes his strong political intuition and collaborative advocacy skills to deliver a pragmatic lobbying approach for his clients. Brian has garnered respect from legislators on both sides of the aisle for his ability to digest complicated issues and distill them into relatable public policy.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Brian was the President of his own lobbying firm where he represented multinational corporations and state trade associations in Minnesota. Brian has worked as the Director of Government Relations and Legal Counsel at a statewide retail trade association advocating on behalf of a diverse membership inclusive of numerous Fortune 100 companies. Brian has also rendered services as a Deputy Executive Director and Legal Counsel to a national trade association in the regulated industry space. His previous experience also includes working as a staff member in the United States Senate on the Senate Commerce Committee focusing on U.S. business competitiveness, export promotion, and tourism issues. Additionally, Brian has worked directly on election campaigns at both the federal and state levels.

Brian is a licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota and enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and children during his spare time.

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    500 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402


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University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D.

University of Oregon, B.A.