New York, New York, Dec. 1, 2021 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is pleased to announce that Kenyen Brown has joined as a partner in the White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Brown’s practice focuses primarily on white collar criminal litigation, complex civil litigation, internal and governmental investigations as well as compliance counseling, including corporate counseling related to the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act (FCA), and counseling to law enforcement agencies. 

Brown brings to the firm extensive white collar litigation experience and refined judgment, having served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama to which he was appointed by President Barack Obama. During this time, he directed the successful prosecution of a wide range of complex criminal and civil cases, with a particular emphasis on healthcare fraud. Prior to that appointment, Brown served in other prominent roles on Capitol Hill, including with the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee and U.S. House Ethics Committee.

“Kenyen’s impressive background, experience and character will be important assets to our firm and to our clients,” said Ted Mayer, chair of Hughes Hubbard.  “He is well respected and has developed strong relationships with many members of Congress and power players in government.” 

“We are thrilled to have Kenyen join our White Collar and Investigations practices. His stature and experience in the industry and on Capitol Hill will be critical in helping our clients navigate the most challenging and politically sensitive matters they face,” said Marc Weinstein, chair of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense group and a partner in the Securities Fraud Litigation and Professional Liability groups.

"I look forward to joining Hughes Hubbard’s highly regarded white collar and investigations practices, known for handling complex matters in the U.S. and internationally,” Brown said. “Lending my legal talents to such a distinguished team of colleagues is truly an honor. Hughes Hubbard’s commitment to providing top-notch legal services to clients is second to none.”

Prior to his time as Southern Alabama’s U.S. Attorney, Brown served as a prosecutor for the Montgomery County, Ala., District Attorney’s office and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Mobile, Ala. As a criminal prosecutor Brown tried a diverse array of matters including bank fraud, bank and labor union embezzlement, violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, counterfeiting, credit card access device fraud, mail fraud, tax fraud and evasion, telemarketing fraud, worker’s compensation fraud, identity theft and environmental crimes, as well as violent crimes such as bank robbery, carjacking, and firearms-related offenses.

In 1999, he moved to Washington, D.C., to join the staff of the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee, where he worked for eight years and conducted numerous high-profile Congressional ethics investigations while also heading up the Committee’s training and compliance efforts. Following his time with the U.S. Senate, he moved to the U.S. House Ethics Committee, where he served as the Acting Chief Counsel and Staff Director performing similar high profile work in the House until 2009 when he was called to serve as Alabama’s first African-American U.S. attorney in Mobile.

Brown is the ninth lateral partner Hughes Hubbard has welcomed in 2021, signifying the firm’s strategic growth in key core practices. In January, Carlos Lobo joined the firm’s leading Latin America practice in the New York office; in May, HHR added Charles Wachsstock to its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group in New York, Monique Figueiredo to the Labor and Employment practice in Paris, and Thomas Healey to the Aviation Finance group in Washington, D.C.; in June,  Remy Gerbay joined the Arbitration practice in Washington, and the Mergers & Acquisitions group in New York expanded with the addition of corporate partners Scott Naturman and Constantine (Gus) Petropoulos; in October, Christine Kang joined the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice in New York. 

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