Anna L. Brown is Special Attorney/Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Shearman & Sterling LLP, a premiere global law firm with 20 offices around the world. Ms. Brown is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm's global diversity and inclusion initiative, and serves as the Executive Director of Shearman & Sterling's Diversity Committee.
Before being named Shearman & Sterling's Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Ms. Brown practiced in the firm's Capital Markets group. Prior to rejoining the firm, she served as Associate General Counsel of Continuum Health Partners, Inc. -- the parent corporation of a network of New York City hospitals and foundations. Ms. Brown served on the New York City Bar Association Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession and the Subcommittee on Bioethics. She is a past President of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals and member of the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.
Ms. Brown is a frequent lecturer and panelist on topics related to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession; including serving a guest speaker at the National Association of Law Placement Annual Conference, New York City Bar Association Diversity Conference, NALP Diversity Summit, Minority Corporate Counsel Association Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, the American Conference Institute, ACLEA Annual Conference, Equal Justice Conference, Women In Law Forum, New York Law Journal Diversity Roundtable, and ALI-ABA Professional Development Institute, among other speaking engagements.
Ms. Brown is a graduate cum laude of Howard University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.