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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.  From 2011 through 2017, he was the Chief Executive Officer of a financial services firm concentrating in the life settlement market that, during his tenure, acquired and managed life settlement portfolios with over $4 billion (USD) in face amount. 

In his more than thirty years of private law practice, Gary was recognized in both Best Lawyers in America and Chambers – America’s Leading Business Lawyers.  In addition, for more than 17 years, 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, a program started in 2015 by The SEC Institute, a division of PLI.  He also is the author of PLI’s Securities Law and Practice Deskbook, Master the 8-K and the chapter “Introduction to Life Settlements” in PLI’s treatise Financial Product Fundamentals.

During 2002, Gary served as Special Counsel (Minority) to the United States Senate's Governmental Affairs Committee in its investigation of the collapse of Enron Corp.  In that role, he also worked with the Committee's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (“PSI”) and provided advice on aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act while the legislation was being debated in the Senate.  As part of the investigation, he provided testimony before the Subcommittee on the activities of major U.S. investment banks that assisted Enron in the manipulation of its financial statements.  During August 2006, in a Senate investigation of abusive tax shelters, he provided testimony before PSI on how various structures employed in offshore and other tax devices are employed to circumvent compliance with U.S. federal securities laws.  During 2010, he was retained by PSI to assist in its investigation of Goldman Sachs during PSI’s overall investigation, “Wall Street and the Financial Crisis,” and related televised hearings.  While in that role, he also provided advice on aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act while the legislation was being debated in the Senate

Gary received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated Order of the Coif in 1980.

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
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Understanding the Securities Laws 2017
Understanding the Securities Laws 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Chapter 9: Registration and Periodic Reporting Under the Exchange Act, Practising Law Institute, Securities Law and Practice Deskbook (Sixth Edition) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Chapter 16: The SEC’s New Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Chapter 3: Regulatory Framework of Securities Act Registration, Practising Law Institute, Securities Law and Practice Deskbook (Sixth Edition) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Introduction to Securities Law (PowerPoint slides) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Chapter 5: Reach of Securities Act Regulation, Practising Law Institute, Securities Law and Practice Deskbook (Sixth Edition) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Chapter 1: Approaching Securities Law, Practising Law Institute, Securities Law and Practice Deskbook (Sixth Edition) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Regulatory Framework of Securities Act Registration - 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
Approaching Securities Law - 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
Resales of Securities Under the Securities Act - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
Introduction to Life Settlements - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 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
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 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
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Financial Statements and Exhibits - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation G - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation FD - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Current Report on Form 8-K - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Table of Contents - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Financial Information - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Matters Related to Accountants and Financial Statements - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-K, Item 10(e) - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-K, Item 404 - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Appendices - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Other Events - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-K, Item 601 - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Asset-Backed Securities - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Registrant’s Business and Operations - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Securities and Trading Markets - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-K, Item 401 - 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 FD - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Background of 8-K Requirements - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
SEC Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation S-X - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Regulation AB - Master the 8-K, Monday, November 20, 2017
Introduction to Life Settlements; and Appendix 26A - Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance (Second Edition), Friday, July 20, 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 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
Transcripts  Transcripts 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
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
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Chicago, IL
Understanding the Securities Laws 2019, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Chicago, IL
SECI Workshop  SECI Workshop SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, Dallas, TX
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, October 25, 2018, Chicago, IL
SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, November 01, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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
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