December 8, 2021 – Kenyen Brown’s arrival at Hughes Hubbard as a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practices garnered mention in several news outlets including Law360.

Brown joined the Washington, D.C. office on Dec. 1. He previously served as a partner at Maynard Cooper & Gale for nearly five years. Before entering private practice, Brown spent most of his legal career in the government arena, particularly at Congress, and as a federal prosecutor. Most notably, he served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, to which he was appointed by President Barack Obama.

"I really wanted to personally up the stakes and offer services from a greater platform and in a market that I was laboring in for many years in government and draw on those contacts and connections for the benefit of clients," Brown told Law360.

At HHR, Brown will deal with FCPA matters, governmental investigations — such as helping members of congress when ethics bodies get involved — and helping clients coming to D.C. for congressional hearings. "I sort of gravely enjoy assisting those trying to navigate through the myriad of ethics rules, regulations, laws, to make sure that they're compliant in those different spheres. But being here in Washington kind of brings me closer to where my heart is in terms of government operations and helping entities and individuals navigate through those waters," he said.

The hire was also covered by Bloomberg Law, National Law Journal, Reuters’ The Daily Docket newsletter, General Counsel News, and in the appointments section of the Washington Post.

Brown’s move marked the ninth lateral hire for HHR in 2021, after Carlos Lobo, Charlie Wachsstock, Monique Figueiredo, Thomas Healey, Remy Gerbay, Scott Naturman, Gus Petropoulos and Christine Kang.