Partner, Director of Cybersecurity & Privacy – Corporate and Technology Law

8300 Greensboro Drive
Suite 1250
McLean, Virginia 22102

Steve Britt is a corporate and technology attorney with deep experience in business and technology issues and complex transactions. He represents U.S. and international clients in the hardware, software, internet, data hosting, Cloud, government contracting and professional services industries.

His extensive transactional experience includes formation and founder documents, LLC operating agreements, software and technology licensing, value-added reseller agreements, click-wrap and open source licenses, online terms of use, privacy policies, early stage capital raises and all manner of corporate agreements, including for mergers and acquisitions (asset or capital stock sales, exchanges or combinations). Steve also counsels executives on employment and separation agreements and related equity incentive agreements, including provisions concerning severance, non-competition, non-solicitation and acceleration of equity grants. His government contractor clients are often involved in services related to national security and intelligence, or in licensing technology to the U.S. Government.

Steve’s technology practice also includes cybersecurity, data security and privacy issues across the full range of data protection issues (HIPAA, FTC, COPPA, PCI, DoD, EU and state data breach laws). Steve is also a Star Mentor at MACH-37, Virginia’s Cybersecurity incubator located in Herndon. He has represented a broad range of software and data hosting companies and negotiated agreements with major national companies such as IBM, Northrop Grumman, SAIC, Raytheon, Ericsson, Bell South, MCI and others.

Steve is active in the start-up community and brings a unique understanding of the business, legal and investment issues faced by entrepreneurs and founders. For example, he counsels clients on the best choice of business entity, the proper form of founder and shareholder agreements and the optimal structure of capital investments with seed, angel and venture capital firms. He often makes referrals to potential investors and negotiates the terms of such transactions.

He has represented clients at 1776, Acceleprise, Halcyon House, Revolution, Keiretsu Forum and other early stage venues. His willingness to mentor clients through the early stages of formation, technology development and investor recruitment – sometimes on flexible fee structures – distinguishes him from many other lawyers to assist client growth.

Steve has also served in several Federal government agencies in various senior executive and legal capacities, providing him a unique understanding of the culture and operation of Federal agencies and the legislative and regulatory process.


  • Member, MAVA (Mid-Atlantic Venture Association)
  • Member, NVTC Tech Innovations Committee
  • Member, NVTC Cyber-Security Committee
  • Member, MIT Enterprise Forum Program Committee


  • Executive Director, Federal Housing Finance Board
  • Principal Deputy General Counsel, Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • Congressional Director / Legislative Counsel, Department of the Interior
  • Deputy General Counsel for Programs, Department of Energy
  • General Counsel, Civil Aeronautics Board


  • Cybersecurity Law
  • Corporate & Technology Law
  • Business Litigation


  • West Virginia University, J.D.
  • West Virginia University, B.S.


  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia