Brian Heller

Brian Heller has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer and business development executive in both in-house and private practice roles. Brian regularly negotiates and drafts a wide variety of agreements related to SaaS/PaaS, licensing, digital & social media & advertising (insertion orders, social media influencer campaigns, content production & licensing, ad network and ad platform deals (DSP, SSP, DMP, CDP), ad-tech, streaming (IPTV, OTT), etc.), fin-tech / crypto currencies, cloud services and mobile apps, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, renewable energy, terms of use / terms of service, privacy policies, data processing agreements (DPAs), marketing, distribution and other technology agreements. You can find him on Twitter @briheller.

Brian is originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio (near Cleveland), and has lived in Michigan, Boston, New York City and Washington, DC. He now lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife, Stacey (who is also a lawyer for Outside GC) and their two kids (in school at UVA and MIT). He spends his free time serving as an advisor to several startups, ventures and non-profits. One of these non-profits, Chess 4 Charity, Inc. (, was created by his children, so he holds the unenviable position of working for his kids!

Key Experience

  • SVP of Corporate and Business Development, GlobalSpec
  • Assistant General Counsel & VP of Business Development, AOL
  • Corporate Attorney with Akin Gump (DC)
  • Corporate Attorney with Shearman & Sterling (NYC)
  • Boston University, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Michigan, M.B.A.
  • University of Michigan, B.A.

Bar Admission

District of Columbia

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