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Robert L. Brown Named Membership Officer-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law

03.01.2012

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is pleased to announce that Robert L. Brown, a Partner in the firm’s Louisville office, has been named Membership Officer-Elect of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of International Law.  Brown currently serves as the Section’s Technology Officer and has previously chaired the Business Law, Finance, Eurasia, and Asia/Pacific Divisions.   

The ABA’s Section of International Law was established in 1933 and is the only ABA entity that focuses on a full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.  The Section is comprised of 23,000 members, including lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, U.S. lawyers living abroad as well as non-U.S. lawyers. 

The Section seeks to promote interest, activity, and research in international and comparative law and related areas.  To address these issues, the Section has assigned over 60 regional and special interest committees, task forces and working groups within twelve divisions – Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Regulation, Constituent, Corporate, Disputes, Finance, Industries, Legal Practice, Public International Law and Tax, Estates & Individuals – to closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice.

Brown is a member of Bingham Greenebaum Doll’s Corporate and Transactional Practice Group. He has worked closely with international companies as an investment banker and attorney, serving both in-house and as an outside advisor, and has passed all four parts of the CPA exam. His previous experience includes assignments in London, New York City, Tokyo, San Francisco and San Diego. Brown is admitted as an attorney in New York, Washington, D.C., California and Kentucky, and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and Hong Kong. From 1991-1993 he was admitted as a foreign lawyer in Japan. He has taught law and economics courses at the law schools of the University of San Francisco and University of California Berkeley, as well as business and economic courses at Bellarmine University School of Business.

Brown is an accomplished scholar with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Louisville, master’s degrees in Community Development and Business Administration from the University of Louisville, a master’s degree in Japan Business from Jochi University in Tokyo, an advanced accounting degree from Bellarmine University, a law degree from the University of Louisville, and doctorates of philosophy in Japanese Privatization and Indonesian Legal Reform from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics and Political Science, respectively. 

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is a progressive business law firm with nearly 250 professionals serving regional, national and international clients. For more information, visit www.bgdlegal.com

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