Raymond M. Brown is a partner in Greenbaum Rowe, Smith Davis' Litigation Department and is the Chair of the White Collar Defense and the International Human Rights Corporate Compliance and Human Rights Due Diligence Practice Groups. He concentrates his practice in internal investigations, corporate compliance and all other aspects of white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance.
Mr. Brown has been a trial lawyer, teacher and legal journalist since 1974. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He is a past president of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey and former member of the Board of Directors and former Parliamentarian of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
He has handled a wide variety of US criminal and civil matters representing individuals and corporations. He has appeared in high profile trials such as the nine-month trial involving former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan and the successful eight-year defense of senior executives of a major multinational corporation charged with environmental violations. Brown has also represented corporations and government entities in complex commercial litigation. Additionally, Brown has litigated matters involving mass violations of humanitarian law as defense counsel for criminal accused and legal representative for victims. He has appeared in courts in 12 US states and conducted investigations throughout the US in Kenya, elsewhere in East Africa, El Salvador, the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, the Bahamas, Colombia, and Sierra Leone.
Mr. Brown is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars. Brown has qualified as List Counsel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he has been a Legal Representative for Victims in the Darfur Situation, and served as Co-Lead Defense Counsel at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He was a Representative of the International Criminal Bar to the ICC Treaty Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda in 2010, and is a Convening Co-Chair of the Bar of List Counsel of the International Criminal Court.
He is the Host of the Emmy Award winning New Jersey Network Program "Due Process" and has provided legal analysis in many broadcast venues. Brown has taught International Criminal Law (ICL) in the Seton Hall/American University Program at Cairo, Egypt and at Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy and International Relations where he has also taught Peacekeeping and Peacemaking and International Human Rights Law and Policy. In addition to teaching ICL at Seton Hall University School of Law where he served a Visiting Professor and Research Scholar, he has aught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Advanced Criminal Procedure and a Death Penalty Seminar. He has spoken in more than 30 states and multiple foreign jurisdictions to criminal and civil lawyers, law enforcement personnel and judges, students and a variety of civil society organizations on trial advocacy, ethics, race, human rights and international law, the art of persuasion, and educational policy. He has also written widely on these subjects.
Mr. Brown is a graduate of Columbia University and received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.