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Brian E. Kaveney
Partner & Security Clearance Team Leader
P: 855.855.1121
DID: 314.259.4757

Brian Kaveney, a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group, focuses on both general business trial work and security and facility clearance matters.

The founder and head of Armstrong Teasdale’s Security Clearance and Facility Clearance Task Force, Brian guides companies, key management personnel, and employees through the process of obtaining and keeping the approval that is required to work with the Department of Defense, the military services and other agencies. He anticipates issues and concerns and helps clients adhere to the appropriate guidelines, directives, executive orders, statutes and case law.

Brian and the Task Force also assist companies with security clearance issues for cleared facilities during mergers and acquisitions to conduct due diligence and ensure compliance.

If hearings are warranted, Brian is an experienced advocate who has argued before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals and other adjudicative bodies.

In another key part of his practice, Brian works with government defense contractors to develop strong compliance programs and avoid violations of government procurement laws.

Brian also advises defense clients and certain universities on industrial security matters. These include the mitigation of Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI), to ensure that classified information is protected without undue influence.

In his business litigation practice, Brian represents clients in non-compete and trade secret cases, contractual disputes and other corporate matters.

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Before attending law school, Brian served as a United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer. He achieved the rank of Captain and received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Brian also served as an Aide to the Secretary of the Navy from 1998 to 1999. His military experience and service give him a unique insight into the adjudicative process and enable him to assist clients during the written process and hearings before administrative judges in security clearance matters.