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Gary M. Brown

Gary M. Brown

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Nashville, TN, USA


Gary M. Brown is a partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, where he concentrates his practice in securities, representation of public companies and corporate governance. Prior to joining Nelson Mullins in 2018, he had served for seven years as the Chief Executive Officer of a financial services firm that specialized in the life settlement market and which, during his tenure, acquired and managed life settlement portfolios with over $4 billion (USD) in face amount.

In his thirty-two years of private law practice, Gary has been recognized in both Best Lawyers in America and Chambers – America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In addition, from 1994 until 2011, he taught corporate and securities law at the Vanderbilt University Law School. He also served as general counsel to the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (now known as the Ethics and Compliance Initiative), then the world’s largest group of ethics and compliance professionals. 

Gary is a frequent instructor at securities programs for the Practising Law Institute, co-chairing one of PLI’s national securities programs, Understanding the Securities Laws and instructing at the SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers. 

During 2002, Gary served as Special Counsel (Minority) to the United States Senate's Governmental Affairs Committee (and also worked with the Committee's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (“PSI”)) in its investigation into the causes of the collapse of Enron Corp.   During 2010, he was retained by PSI to assist in its investigation, “Wall Street and the Financial Crisis,” and related televised hearings.  While on those assignments, he provided advice on aspects of both the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 as those pieces of legislation were being debated in the Senate.

Gary has authored numerous publications on securities and compliance issues, including PLI’s Securities Law and Practice Deskbook, which is updated semi-annually, PLI’s Master the 8-K, and the chapter “Introduction to Life Settlements” in PLI’s treatise Financial Product Fundamentals. His other publications include: PLI’s Guide to the SEC’s New Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules (Practising Law Institute 2007); The Implications of the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act, (Japanese-German Center-Berlin/ Max Planck Institute For Foreign Private and Private International Law – September 2004, The Oxford Press).

Gary M. Brown is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Securities Law and Practice Deskbook (Sixth Edition) - Soderquist on the Securities Laws
Master the 8-K
Master the 10-K and 10-Q
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Approaching Securities Law - Securities Law and Practice 2017: How the SEC Works, Friday, October 27, 2017
Registration and Periodic Reporting Under the Exchange Act - Securities Law and Practice 2017: How the SEC Works, Friday, October 27, 2017
Regulatory Framework of Securities Act Registration - Securities Law and Practice 2017: How the SEC Works, Friday, October 27, 2017
Regulatory Framework of Securities Act Registration - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
Securities Act Registration Exemptions - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
Introduction to Life Settlements - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
Resales of Securities Under the Securities Act - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
Chapter 3: Regulatory Framework of Securities Act Registration, Practising Law Institute, Securities Law and Practice Deskbook (6th Edition) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018
Chapter 5: Reach of Securities Act Regulation, Practising Law Institute, Securities Law and Practice Deskbook (6th Edition) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018
Chapter 1: Approaching Securities Law, Practising Law Institute, Securities Law and Practice Deskbook (6th Edition) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018
Chapter 9: Registration and Periodic Reporting Under the Exchange Act, Practising Law Institute, Securities Law and Practice Deskbook (6th Edition) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018
Regulatory Framework of Securities Act Registration - Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Monday, October 15, 2018
Registration and Periodic Reporting Under the Exchange Act - Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Monday, October 15, 2018
Approaching Securities Law - Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Monday, October 15, 2018
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Regulation FD - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-K, Item 10(e) - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Other Events - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
SEC Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Securities and Trading Markets - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation FD - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-K, Item 601 - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Financial Statements and Exhibits - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Background of 8-K Requirements - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Appendices - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Matters Related to Accountants and Financial Statements - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Table of Contents - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-K, Item 401 - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Asset-Backed Securities - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation G - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-X - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Financial Information - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Current Report on Form 8-K - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
General Principles - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Corporate Governance and Management - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation AB - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Registrant’s Business and Operations - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-K, Item 404 - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Introduction to Life Settlements; and Appendix 26A - Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance (Second Edition), Tuesday, October 23, 2018
SECI Course Book  SECI Course Book SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Laying the Foundation - Financial Product Fundamentals - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
Capital Markets Products - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Capital Markets Products - Capital Markets Products, Friday, January 26, 2018
Laying the Foundation - Financial Product Fundamentals - Laying the Foundation - Financial Product Fundamentals, Friday, January 26, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Capital Markets Products - Capital Markets Products, Friday, January 26, 2018
Laying the Foundation - Financial Product Fundamentals - Laying the Foundation - Financial Product Fundamentals, Friday, January 26, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Laying the Foundation - Financial Product Fundamentals - Laying the Foundation - Financial Product Fundamentals, Friday, January 26, 2018
Capital Markets Products - Capital Markets Products, Friday, January 26, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Financial Products 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Understanding the Securities Laws 2018
SECI Workshop  SECI Workshop SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2018, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Atlanta, GA
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, January 10, 2019, San Francisco, CA
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2019, Monday, February 25, 2019, New York, NY
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, April 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, June 27, 2019, New York, NY
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, September 12, 2019, Dallas, TX
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, October 24, 2019, Chicago, IL
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2019, Monday, November 04, 2019, San Francisco, CA
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2019, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, New York, NY
Understanding the Securities Laws 2019, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Chicago, IL
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
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