Courtney M. Brown is a senior litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she practices primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance. Ms. Brown has experience representing multinational corporate clients in internal investigations and before U.S. and international government agencies, including the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Commodity Futures Trading Commission, European Commission, and state investigators.
Selected experience in enforcement matters includes:
Ms. Brown also counsels corporations on the effectiveness of their compliance programs, with a particular emphasis on compliance with anti-corruption laws, anti-money laundering regulations, and economic and trade sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Ms. Brown has participated in two government-mandated FCPA compliance monitorships and conducted anti-corruption and compliance trainings for in-house counsel and employees. She also has experience advising companies on the application of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and, since 2014, has been a contributing author for the ABA’s treatise, “Practice Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.” In addition, Ms. Brown completed a secondment at a Fortune 100 company, where she advised global legal and business teams on compliance with anti-corruption laws.
Ms. Brown received her law degree in 2008 from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to law school, Ms. Brown worked for the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Ms. Brown earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where she was co-captain of the NCAA Division I championship women’s crew team and an All-American selection in rowing.
Ms. Brown is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia.
University of Chicago - 2008 Juris Doctor
Harvard University - 2003 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar