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Lillian Brown

Lillian Brown

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Lillian Brown is a partner in the Transactional and Securities Departments and a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Ms. Brown advises clients, including public companies and their boards, on federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters. She has extensive experience in SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, shareholder proposal and proxy matters, the federal securities laws relevant to control-related transactions, proxy access and shareholder activism and engagement. Ms. Brown regularly counsels public company clients on new and evolving disclosure and governance requirements and practices, including under the Dodd-Frank and JOBS Acts. Ms. Brown works with a diverse range of companies, from Fortune 500 to private companies, spanning multiple industries including financial services, technology, entertainment, consumer products, security, biotechnology and retail.

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Past Experience

Ms. Brown joined the firm in 2013, after having worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Division of Corporation Finance since 1999. In her time at the SEC, Ms. Brown served as Senior Special Counsel to the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, working directly with three different Directors. In this role, she advised on significant technical and policy matters, supervised and participated in numerous rulemakings and other projects and worked closely on legislative and other intergovernmental matters. Ms. Brown played 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.

Professional Activities

Ms. Brown serves as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's Federal Regulation of Securities Committee Subcommittee on Proxy Statements and Business Combinations. She is also a member of the NASDAQ Hearings Panel and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. Ms. Brown previously served as an elected member on the DC Bar's Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Steering Committee from 2014–2017.

Ms. Brown is a frequent speaker and author on corporate governance and SEC reporting and disclosure-related topics.

Community Involvement

Ms. Brown is Vice Chair of the Capitol Hill Day School Board of Trustees.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Brown is the recipient of the SEC’s 2010, 2006 and 2003 Law and Policy Award and the 2007 Paul R. Carey Award.

Lillian Brown is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The 2017 Proxy Season – Mid-Season Review and Tips for a Successful Outcome - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2017, Friday, March 10, 2017
Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K - Securities Filings 2017: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Solicitation Issues Related to Annual Meetings - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Proposals - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Status of Dodd-Frank - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The 2017 Proxy Season – Mid-Season Review and Tips for a Successful Outcome - The 2017 Proxy Season – Mid-Season Review and Tips for a Successful Outcome, Friday, March 10, 2017
Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K - Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
2017 Proxy Season Roundtable and Outlook for 2018 Proxy Season, Friday, October 13, 2017
Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk - Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Solicitation Issues Related to Annual Meetings - Solicitation Issues Related to Annual Meetings , Thursday, December 14, 2017
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Proposals - Corporate Governance and Shareholder Proposals, Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Status of Dodd-Frank - The Status of Dodd-Frank , Thursday, December 14, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts The 2017 Proxy Season – Mid-Season Review and Tips for a Successful Outcome - The 2017 Proxy Season – Mid-Season Review and Tips for a Successful Outcome, Friday, March 10, 2017
Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K - Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
2017 Proxy Season Roundtable and Outlook for 2018 Proxy Season - 2017 Proxy Season Roundtable and Outlook for 2018 Proxy Season, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The 2017 Proxy Season – Mid-Season Review and Tips for a Successful Outcome - The 2017 Proxy Season – Mid-Season Review and Tips for a Successful Outcome, Friday, March 10, 2017
Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K - Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk - Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
The Status of Dodd-Frank - The Status of Dodd-Frank , Thursday, December 14, 2017
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Proposals - Corporate Governance and Shareholder Proposals, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Solicitation Issues Related to Annual Meetings - Solicitation Issues Related to Annual Meetings , Thursday, December 14, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2017, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, New York, NY
Securities Filings 2017: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Sunday, September 17, 2017, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, December 06, 2017, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Keeping Current with Form 8-K: A Practical Guide (June 2017) - Securities Filings 2017: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Monday, September 11, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web 2017 Proxy Season Roundtable and Outlook for 2018 Proxy Season - 2017 Proxy Season Roundtable and Outlook for 2018 Proxy Season, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Columbus, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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