Former U.S. Attorney Kenyen Brown is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed in the White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practices. Kenyen’s practice focuses primarily on white collar criminal litigation, compliance counseling, including matters involving internal and government investigations. In this area Kenyen has performed compliance program reviews, audits and risk assessments.
In addition to strict regulatory risk, the business environment is rife with reputational risks that can affect an organization’s reputation, fiscal health, and strategic effectiveness. The workplace culture audits and investigations Kenyen performs enable organizations to proactively mitigate risk or respond to an existing crisis.
Augmenting the services Kenyen brings to businesses, he also possesses extensive experience in developing and revising corporate employee and policy manuals to ensure that they are up to date with current law, as well as designing and reviewing employee disciplinary and termination processes. Kenyen also served four years as Chair of the Attorney General Advisory Committee’s Subcommittee for Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC)/Victim Witness/Community Engagement and set the model standards related thereto. As such Kenyen is intimately familiar with best policing practices and effective police/community engagement tools.
Kenyen represents organizations and businesses in several industries that are common targets of regulatory compliance proceedings and criminal investigations. As Southern Alabama’s U.S. Attorney, the first African American to serve in such a role in the history of the State of Alabama, Kenyen directed the successful prosecution of a broad range of civil and criminal cases. Kenyen was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Mobile, AL. He directed the investigation and prosecution of a wide range of cases including white collar crimes and instances of bank fraud as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Kenyen worked on the staff of the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee for eight years, where he conducted many high-profile Congressional ethics investigations while leading the Committee’s training and compliance efforts. He was also the Acting Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the U.S. House Ethics Committee and performed similar high-profile work. He retains close personal ties to his former colleagues still working in Congress, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and to his former U.S. attorney colleagues across the country.
Leadership Alabama 2021 – 2022 Class
Alabama African American History Calendar Honoree, 2018
100 Black Men of Greater Mobile, Inc. 2017 Award of Excellence
Listed by Roll Call (a Capitol Hill publication) as one of the “Fabulous Fifty” Hill staffers, 2008 and 2009