Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek Attorney Receives U.S. Attorney Nomination
SCMV congratulates our friend and colleague Robert S. Brewer, Jr. on being named by President Trump as the nominee for United States Attorney for the Southern District of California.
Mr. Brewer joined our firm in 2015, focusing his practice on civil litigation and white collar defense including government investigations, fraud, and business and commercial torts. He has made important contributions to SCMV and while we will miss working with him, we know he is the perfect person to assume this vital role.
“Bob’s extensive experience as a prosecutor, combined with his years in private practice, make him an excellent choice for this important position,” states Robert Caplan, president of SCMV. “Bob possesses the knowledge and ethical standards needed to hold this top office. He is a great attorney and a tremendous individual.”
Before entering private practice, Mr. Brewer was a respected prosecutor in Los Angeles from 1975-1982, serving as a Deputy District Attorney and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney – including as Assistant Chief of the Criminal Division – prosecuting cases involving espionage, bank robberies, smuggling, narcotics, murder for hire and civil rights violations.
“Being a U.S. Attorney takes stamina, fairmindedness and a love for the law and Bob has these qualities and many more,” states Gregory A. Vega, chair of SCMV’s litigation department and himself the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. “Awaiting Bob is an opportunity like no other and he is fully prepared for the many challenges he will encounter.
Before entering the field of law, Mr. Brewer was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam for 15 months as an Advisor to the Vietnamese Airborne Division, in combat in both Cambodia and South Vietnam, and an Operations Officer with MACSOG. For his combat service in Vietnam he was awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, two Air Medals (one for valor), the Joint Service Commendation Medal and various Vietnamese medals for valor.
Mr. Brewer’s nomination must still pass through the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and be confirmed by the Senate.