After a distinguished 30-year legal career at the highest levels of public service, Bryan Schroder is bringing his diverse set of skills and experience to private clients, conducting internal investigations and providing legal counsel on government enforcement actions, regulatory compliance, and effectively managing crisis response. He also has extensive experience with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Superfund law.
From 2017-2021, Bryan was the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska. He led Alaska’s federal litigators through a period of complex and unprecedented challenges, overseeing improvements to the delivery of justice to rural Alaska, and directing the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic in Alaska.
In addition to these responsibilities, Bryan was chosen for the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC), a select group of U.S. Attorneys that took on the most important and pressing issues to the Department of Justice. As the only AGAC member from the West Coast, Bryan was assigned specific coordination duties with DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, capitalizing on his experience as an environmental crimes prosecutor, and maritime & environmental law attorney in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Bryan spent 12 years as an assistant U.S. attorney leading investigations and prosecutions into major violations of federal law, including fraud, tax evasion, environmental crimes, and fisheries violations. Before the Department of Justice, Bryan had a 24-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard – both at sea, conducting fisheries patrols in the Bering Sea, and as an attorney. He retired at the rank of Captain. During his service, Bryan was assigned to the U.S. State Department at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN), where he worked with the UN Security Council and was the U.S. negotiator on Security Council Resolution 1379 (Children and Armed Conflict).
Bryan is also an experienced appellate advocate, arguing cases to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the EPA Board of Environmental Appeals. He currently serves as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and is Co-chair of the Alaska Bar Association’s Arctic Law Section.
We have practiced extensively in rural Alaska and represent clients statewide.