Bryan Brown is an accomplished business advisor of publicly traded global companies across a variety of industries. With more than 25 years of experience representing large multinational companies, he is collaborative, provides pragmatic and logical guidance and has developed a deep expertise in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risks as a business advisor to the board and senior management.
Brown is a Partner at Jones Day in the Financial Markets – Capital Markets practice. His primary responsibilities include advising clients on capital market transactions and SEC compliance, shareholder and stakeholder activism, proxy ﬁghts and preparedness, takeover defense and corporate governance; risk oversight, including as to ESG and cybersecurity; U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, investments, divestitures and strategic partnerships; and other corporate and securities law matters.
Brown has counseled boards of directors and management teams on self-assessments, engagement with institutional investors and proxy advisory ﬁrms and navigating activist situations. He is a frequent author and speaker in these areas.
Prior to entering private practice, he worked in the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission.