Brian Doory

Managing Director

Brian Doory has more than a decade of experience working in crisis and advocacy communications across the corporate, public affairs and political arenas. While Brian works in all of the firm’s practice areas, he specializes in the areas of technology, antitrust, litigation and international issues.

As a long-time advisor to a global Internet company, Brian has advised the company on communications campaigns around a number of its high-profile acquisitions which each faced substantial criticism and required regulatory approvals before they were approved. Most significantly, Brian advised the company throughout a recent highly publicized federal investigation, which ended after the regulator voted unanimously to close the investigation without taking action.

Brian brings a global perspective on political and business issues to his work. He has worked closely with clients located in or facing crises in international markets including China, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

In Europe, Brian assisted a technology client facing significant opposition to a multi-billion dollar acquisition with a public affairs and communications campaign directed at the European Commission, which ultimately approved the acquisition. In Latin America, he advised a government thrown into a leadership crisis during the midst of a presidential election year. In this case, Brian and the CLS team launched a significant media campaign which helped to restore international confidence in the elections and the interim government – allowing the key stakeholders to come to an internal political agreement and restore confidence in the elections.

Before joining CLS Strategies, Brian was spokesman and campaign manager for former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson’s (D-IL) winning 2008 campaign, as well as for a candidate in the 2009 special primary election to replace Congressman Rahm Emanuel. Prior to running congressional campaigns, Brian was the research director for the 2006 campaign of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and held similar positions for the first gubernatorial campaign of Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) and the campaign of former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD).

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Brian worked for both mayoral campaigns of former Governor Martin O’Malley and he managed or consulted on many other campaigns at the municipal and state legislative level, mostly in Maryland. Brian graduated from The George Washington University.

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