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Brittan G. Specht, CFA*

Senior Director
Michael Best Strategies LLC

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.

Washington, D.C.
The Wharf
1000 Maine Avenue SW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20024


Brittan is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in government relations, policy development, negotiations, and strategic leadership across all domains of federal policy. Currently serving as a Senior Director at Michael Best Strategies, Brittan supports the firm's national governmental and business profile in Washington D.C.

Before joining Michael Best Strategies, Brittan served in a series of roles in House Republican leadership, including Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Office of the Speaker under Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and as Counselor to the Speaker under Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA). In these roles, Brittan was a principal policy advisor to both Speakers. He served as a lead negotiator with the Senate and White House for major legislative initiatives including the debt-limit negotiations resulting in the Fiscal Responsibility Act, the 2024 National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, FISA 702 reauthorization, FY2023 and FY2024 annual appropriations bills, and the FY2023 and FY2024 National Defense Authorization Acts.

Prior to serving in the Speaker’s office, Brittan was the Senior Policy Advisor to then Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, where he focused on tax, financial services, and appropriations policy, including playing a leading role in the development of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. He also managed the development and passage of the banking regulatory reforms of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (2018), the foreign investment screening and export control reforms of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018, and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.


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