Terryl Brown was appointed Counsel to the Attorney General in January 2011. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Brown served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for two years. Before joining NYPA, Ms. Brown was Acting Counsel to Governor David A. Paterson, and prior to that served as First Assistant Counsel to Governors Paterson and Spitzer. Before joining the Governor's Office in 2007, Ms. Brown served as the Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the Division of Public Advocacy in the New York State Attorney General's Office. In 1998, Ms. Brown was the Deputy Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau, and before that was an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Bureau defending actions brought against the state, state agencies and state officials. Ms. Brown worked in private practice and also worked overseas for the Dutch law firm, Nauta Dutilh. Ms. Brown received a B.A. from Pace University, and a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.