Managing Director & General Counsel
Brittany Heyd is Managing Director and General Counsel at 1776. 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, events, and Challenge Cup teams, setting direction for the company’s main operational 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.