Ben Brown advises financial services companies on a wide range of regulatory, compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters.
Before joining Patomak, Mr. Brown served as Counsel to Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he advised the Commissioner on high-level agency matters, with a particular focus on policy issues involving the Division of Investment Management, the Division of Enforcement, and the Office of Compliance, Inspections, and Examinations. Mr. Brown also served as Commissioner Gallagher’s liaison with staff from the Senate, House of Representatives, and other government bodies.
Before joining the SEC, Mr. Brown practiced law in the Washington, DC office of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, where he represented corporate and individual clients in regulatory, civil, and criminal investigations by the SEC, FINRA, DOJ, and state attorneys general, including allegations of compliance and trading-related violations, fraudulent disclosure practices, FCPA violations, securities exchange rule filing violations, insider trading, and accounting fraud.
During his time in private practice, he also handled a variety of civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on complex securities litigation.
Mr. Brown received both his B.A. and his J.D., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University. While in law school, he served as Executive Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review.