Prof. Brown joined the UW-L legal studies faculty in August of 2015. Before joining the UW-L faculty, Prof. Brown taught in Georgia State University’s Risk Management and Insurance Department in Atlanta, Georgia from 2009 to 2015 and at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. from 2002 to 2008. She also was a visiting professor at the University of Indiana Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana during the 2008 Fall Semester. While at St. Thomas, she received the Award for Excellence in Professional Preparation for her teaching.
Prior to entering academia, she worked at Clifford Chance in London where she focused on securities transactions having a value of more than $30 billion. Ms. Brown has also worked at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Chicago, where she focused primarily on mergers and acquisition transactions, and at Baker Botts in Houston, where her work involved corporate and securities transactions. In addition, she worked for four years as an international economist for the International Trade Administration (ITA) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, first in the Office of Africa and later in the Office of East European and Soviet Affairs. While at Commerce, she counseled both Fortune 500 and small businesses on exporting to and investing in the countries that she covered and participated in the negotiations for the bilateral investment treaty and trade agreement between the United States and Bulgaria. In 1991, she received the Bronze Medal for Service, which is the highest award within ITA.
Prof. Brown received her B.A. with Honors in international relations from the College of William and Mary, her M.A. in international relations from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago, where she was symposium articles editor of The University of Chicago Law School Roundtable.