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Reginald J. Brown

Reginald J. Brown is the Chairman of WilmerHale LLP’s Financial Institutions Group and also leads the firm’s congressional investigations practice as a member of the firm’s Strategic Response Group. Mr. Brown has one of Washington, DC’s most vibrant and diverse governmental investigations practices, and regularly counsels financial institutions and other industry-leading clients facing complex and high-stakes regulatory, enforcement, and reputational matters. He joined the firm in 1997, and he served as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel from 2003 to 2005. During his time as the White House’s principal legal liaison to the Departments of Treasury and Housing and Urban Development, he provided counsel on a wide variety of issues. Mr. Brown also served as a counselor for the White House Office of Political Affairs, Presidential Personnel Office, and the National Economic Council. In 2011, Mr. Brown was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to serve as a four-year member of the Board of Visitors for George Mason University, where he served on the Board’s Audit and Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Advisory Committee on Procedures. Mr. Brown is an active member of The Federalist Society and the American Council on Germany, and he was an ACG Young Leader in 2002. In 2011, he also co-chaired Harvard Law School’s Celebration of Black Alumni reunion. Prior to his government service, Mr. Brown served as Assistant to the CEO and Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and as the Deputy General Counsel to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Mr. Brown served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Federated States of Micronesia early in his professional career.