is a partner in the Transactional and Securities Departments, and is a member of the Corporate Practice. She joined the firm in 2013, after having worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance since 1999. Ms. Brown focuses her practice on federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters. Practice
At the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms. Brown served as Senior Special Counsel to the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, working directly with each of the last three Directors. In this role, she advised the Director on significant technical and policy matters. She supervised and participated in numerous rulemakings and other projects and facilitated communications between the Division and the SEC Commissioners. Ms. Brown has special expertise in securities laws relevant to merger and acquisition activities, corporate governance and shareholder proposal and proxy matters, and has been influential in rulemaking and interpretations in those areas. She also worked closely on legislative and other intergovernmental matters, playing a key role in rulemaking and other implementation efforts related to the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act.
Between 2002 and 2005, Ms. Brown was a Special Counsel in the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Division of Corporation Finance, and from 1999 to 2002 she was an Attorney-Advisor in Disclosure Operations in the Division of Corporation Finance. Community Involvement
Ms. Brown is a member of the Capitol Hill Day School Board of Trustees. Honors & Awards
Ms. Brown is the recipient of the SEC’s 2010 and 2003 Law and Policy Award and the 2007 Paul R. Carey Award.
Practice Area - Securities, Transactional - CorporateEducation
JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 1999
BA, Political, Legal and Economic Analysis, Mills College, 1994