George Mason's Board of Visitors

Reginald J. Brown

Reginald J. Brown

Reginald Brown is a partner at the WilmerHale law firm in Washington, DC. He rejoined WilmerHale as a partner in 2005 after an earlier career as an associate and is now the Vice Chairman of the Firm's Public Policy and Strategy Group. Mr. Brown's law practice focuses on providing strategic counsel, investigation-related expertise, regulatory support and crisis management assistance to a broad range of companies and senior executives. His clients have included many of the Nation's largest financial institutions, energy and technology companies, and high profile individuals ranging from Members of Congress to corporate CEOs. Mr. Brown also maintains an active pro bono practice and has served as counsel to victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the family of Charles Winters, who received a posthumous presidential pardon in 2008 after having been imprisoned for 18 months for violating the Neutrality Act during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence.

From 2003-05 Mr. Brown served as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel for President George W. Bush. While working for the White House, Mr. Brown was the principal legal liaison to the Departments of Treasury and Housing and Urban Development, as well as many independent financial services agencies. In this role, 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. 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 also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Federated States of Micronesia early in his professional career, and served as a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Brown is currently a member of the Board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and a member of the American Council on Germany. Mr. Brown is also a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Advisory Committee on Procedures. He is an honors graduate of both Yale University and Harvard Law School and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.