Bachelor of Arts, Accounting/Finance and Political Science @
University of San Diego
Brittany Heyd is Managing Director and General Counsel at 1776, a global incubator & seed fund that connects startups tackling global challenges with the resources & capital they need to succeed. As part of 1776's founding team, Brittany has been a critical part of taking the organization from inception of idea to initial execution to scaling into
Brittany Heyd is Managing Director and General Counsel at 1776, a global incubator & seed fund that connects startups tackling global challenges with the resources & capital they need to succeed. As part of 1776's founding team, Brittany has been a critical part of taking the organization from inception of idea to initial execution to scaling into the global brand it is today. She currently leads the incubator, operations, media & research, events, and Challenge Cup teams, setting direction for the company's main operational & marketing components and driving value for startups around the world.
Before 1776, Brittany worked on business community initiatives and outreach at the White House, led event strategy for Startup DC, and held positions at Latham & Watkins, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Mark IV Capital. Brittany holds a Juris Doctor / Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor's of Arts from the University of San Diego, and is also licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.
* Named Legal Bisnow's Trending 40: Top Washington Corporate Counsel - https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc/news/washington-dc-legal/brittany-heyd---1776-43771
* 2015 Millennium Fellow, Atlantic Council
Managing Director & General Counsel @ Leads the incubator, operations, media & research, events, and Challenge Cup teams.
Manages 1776's legal portfolio, including corporate governance, contract drafting & review, and intellectual property matters. From January 2015 to Present (10 months) Washington, DCDirector of Strategy & General Counsel @ As part of 1776's founding team, launched 1776's incubator, events program, media, and global activities including Challenge Cup. From January 2013 to December 2014 (2 years) Washington, DCSummer Associate @ Drafted resolutions and agreements related to term loan, revolving credit facilities to finance a private equity acquisition, and a credit facility to finance 37 private equity funds.
Wrote part of the first draft brief for an 8th Circuit case involving statutory interpretation.
Completed 50 state survey of human trafficking laws for pro bono matter.
Researched issue for remanded Supreme Court case relating to whether intoxication defeats intent under Alabama state law and what level of evidence is required to receive such jury instruction. From May 2012 to July 2012 (3 months) Washington, DCJudicial Intern for the Honorable Amy Berman Jackson @ Wrote 4 draft opinions and cite checked 5 final opinions for cases concerning employment discrimination, contract disputes, and jurisdictional issues From August 2011 to November 2011 (4 months) Washington, DCSpecial Assistant @ Managed work flow of senior, staff, and research economists to meet tight deadlines
Organized meetings for Chairman and Members on regulatory, debt ceiling, housing, and job creation matters
Wrote weekly reports to Chief of Staff Daley summarizing office accomplishments and future objectives From June 2011 to August 2011 (3 months) Washington, DCChief of Staff Intern @ Wrote 25+ briefings for the President, Senior Advisors and Council of Economic Advisers Member on business community relations, entrepreneurship and the business regulatory environment
Coordinated 10+ presidential meetings with 50 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies From June 2010 to August 2010 (3 months) Washington, DCWealth Management @ Managed and projected cash flow and investments of multi-millions
Customized tax and estate planning objectives for clients
Filed federal and state tax and legal paperwork for foundation From January 2008 to May 2009 (1 year 5 months) Newport Beach, CA
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Policy @ Georgetown University Law Center From 2009 to 2013 Bachelor of Arts, Accounting/Finance and Political Science @ University of San Diego From 2003 to 2007 Brittany Heyd is skilled in: Westlaw, Litigation
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