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Stephen D. Brown focuses his practice on internal investigations and complex criminal and civil cases relating to fraud, RICO, antitrust, and prisoner civil rights. He has extensive experience in handling criminal and civil trials as well as federal grand jury matters. He has written, taught, and lectured extensively on corporate crisis management, civil RICO, prisoner civil rights, and deposition skills.

Mr. Brown is the former chair of the white collar litigation practice and Associate Development Partner. Since 2004, Mr. Brown has been recognized as a leading lawyer for antitrust and white collar crime litigation and investigations in Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States based on the opinions of their peers and clients. In its 2011 edition, Chambers noted that Mr. Brown is “a fabulous attorney and a pleasure to work with” and approaches problems “with a great combination of judgment and skill.” Since 2006, Mr. Brown has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in antitrust law and white collar criminal defense. Recently, he was named Best Lawyers 2015 Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year" in Philadelphia. In addition, he has been recognized by Corporate Counsel as among the “Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense.” He also served as co-editor of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section’s Criminal Antitrust Litigation Handbook (2nd edition). The Philadelphia Bar Association has presented Mr. Brown with the Wachovia Fidelity Award for his extraordinary leadership and innovation as Co-Coordinator of the Prisoner Civil Rights Panel for the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Education

Williams College, B.A., 1971
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1976, Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova University Law Review, Order of the Coif

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

Pennsylvania
Massachusetts

Clerkships

Honorable Daniel H. Huyett III, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

President, J. Williard O’Brien Villanova Inn of Court
Co-Chair, Prisoner Civil Rights Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Former Vice-Chair, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Criminal Practice and Procedure Subcommittee
Vice-President, Williams College Class of 1971