David W. Brown

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

David W. Brown

David W. Brown

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Biography

A partner in the Litigation Department, David Brown focuses his practice primarily on white collar defense and regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations. His practice also includes securities and other civil litigation.

EXPERIENCE

* 21st Century Fox in investigations concerning Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and other related matters;
* The National Football League in an investigation concerning workplace conduct at the Miami Dolphins following the departure of offensive lineman Jonathan Martin;
* The National Basketball Players Association in an investigation into allegations of nepotism and conflicts of interest;
* A former executive of mortgage giant Freddie Mac in an SEC enforcement action concerning disclosures regarding subprime mortgages;
* The CEO of a public pharmaceutical company in a DOJ investigation relating to the company’s sales and marketing practices;
* The CEO and CFO of a public pharmaceutical company in securities litigations concerning statements to investors;
* The former CEO of an Asian conglomerate in connection with a DOJ FCPA investigation of its operations in Brazil, Eastern Europe and Central Asia;
* A multilateral development bank in connection with an internal investigation of corruption by one of its directors;
* A private manufacturing firm in connection with an internal FCPA investigation concerning conduct in the Middle East and Asia;
* A former executive of a European multinational company in connection with a DOJ FCPA investigation of its operations in the Middle East;
* Skanska and Tutor Perini, two of the largest construction companies in the U.S., in government investigations concerning the utilization of minority-owned subcontractors;
* Prudential in a litigation challenging the prior settlement of hundreds of employment discrimination claims;
* Onex Corporation in a litigation arising from the sale of a medical services company to a private equity firm; and
* I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney, on perjury charges.

David also maintains an active pro bono practice. Recently, he represented Success Academy Charter Schools in cases where plaintiffs sought to prevent the co-location of charter schools in school buildings owned by the New York City Department of Education.

David is recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in General Commercial Disputes. In 2011, he was named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural “Minority 40 Under 40 List,” and in 2013 he was named to the New York Law Journal’s “Rising Stars” list. David was also named to the 2014 Crain's New York Business “40 Under 40” list.

In 2013, David served as a member of the Panel for Educational Policy, the successor entity to the New York City Board of Education, as an appointee of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

David currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of Urban Professionals.

David served as a notes editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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David W. Brown
Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 2000

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

AB, magna cum laude
Class of 1997

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

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Notes Editor
Prior

The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2000 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.

Career History
Partner
Current

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Clerk
Prior

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (in case citations, D.C. Cir.) known informally as the D.C. Circuit, is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Appeals from the D.C. Circuit, as with all the U.S. Courts of Appeals, are heard on a discretionary basis by the Supreme Court. It should not be confused with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which is limited in jurisdiction by subject matter rather than geography, or with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which is roughly equivalent to a state supreme court in the District of Columbia, established in 1970 to relieve the D.C. Circuit from having to take appeals from the local D.C. trial court.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Leadership Institute is CUP’s professional development platform designed to increase the level of diversity within the executive ranks of private, public, and nonprofit organizations. The Leadership Institute delivers an array of offerings aimed at equipping professionals of color and women across industries with the skills needed to continue on an upward career trajectory.

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Wellspring Capital Management LLC purchases National Seating & Mobility, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2014
Crain's New York Business Magazine - 40 Under 40
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