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Elizabeth F. Brown

Elizabeth F. Brown

J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
Atlanta, GA, USA


J.D., The University of Chicago Law School (1994)
M.A., Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University (1987)
B.A. International Relations (with honors), College of William & Mary (1985)


Financial Services (Banking, Securities and Insurance)
Unincorporated Business Associations
Corporate Social Responsibility


Elizabeth Brown
is an assistant professor of risk management and insurance in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Her scholarship focuses on the regulation of financial services (insurance, securities and banking) both within the United States and overseas. Before joining the RMI faculty, Prof. Brown taught for six years at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was a visiting professor at the University of Indiana Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. While at St. Thomas, she received the Award for Excellence in Professional Preparation (April 2003) for her teaching.

Prior to entering academia, she worked at Clifford Chance in London where she focused on securities transactions having a value of over $30 billion. Ms. Brown has also worked at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Chicago, where she focused primarily on mergers and acquisition transactions, and at Baker Botts in Houston, where her work involved corporate and securities transactions.

In addition, she worked for four years as an international economist for the International Trade Administration (ITA) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, first in the Office of Africa and later in the Office of East European and Soviet Affairs. While at Commerce, she counseled both Fortune 500 and small businesses on exporting to and investing in the countries that she covered and participated in the negotiations for the bilateral investment treaty and trade agreement between the United States and Bulgaria. She also received the Bronze Medal for Service, which is the highest award within ITA.

Prof. Brown received her B.A. with Honors in international relations from the College of William and Mary, her M.A. in international relations from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago, where she was symposium articles editor of The University of Chicago Law School Roundtable.

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