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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 in WilmerHale's Washington, DC office. 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.

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, and is an Advisory Board member for the Securities Regulation Institute. 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 Chair of the Capitol Hill Day School Board of Trustees.

 

 

Lillian Brown is associated with the following items:
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
Developments for Forms 10-K and Proxy Statements in the 2018 Proxy and Reporting Season (January 4, 2018) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Keeping Current with Form 8-K: A Practical Guide (June 2017) - Securities Filings 2018: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Monday, August 06, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 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
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
Practical Guidance for Managing Key Disclosures - Practical Guidance for Managing Key Disclosures, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K - Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
On-Demand Web Briefing  On-Demand Web Briefing 2017 Proxy Season Roundtable and Outlook for 2018 Proxy Season - 2017 Proxy Season Roundtable and Outlook for 2018 Proxy Season, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts 2017 Proxy Season Roundtable and Outlook for 2018 Proxy Season - 2017 Proxy Season Roundtable and Outlook for 2018 Proxy Season, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk - Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Practical Guidance for Managing Key Disclosures - Practical Guidance for Managing Key Disclosures, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K - Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Tuesday, December 05, 2017
The Status of Dodd-Frank - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Proposals - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Solicitation Issues Related to Annual Meetings - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Practical Guidance for Managing Key Disclosures - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K - Securities Filings 2018: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg 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
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
Practical Guidance for Managing Key Disclosures - Practical Guidance for Managing Key Disclosures, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K - Current Report on Securities Filing Form 8-K, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 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
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 23, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Filings 2018: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Friday, August 24, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) 2018, Thursday, November 29, 2018, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Boston, MA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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