Austin Brown advises financial services institutions regarding high-stakes enforcement, litigation and compliance issues. His practice focuses on investigations and enforcement proceedings, class action litigation, internal corporate investigations, transactional diligence, examination support and compliance advice.

Bio

Mr. Brown advises clients in matters involving a broad range of financial services statutes and regulations, including those relating to unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices; fair lending; credit reporting; disclosures; suspicious activity reporting; and safety and soundness. He defends institutions in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and federal and state bank regulatory authorities. Mr. Brown also has extensive experience defending clients in class action litigation and litigation by government agencies.

He has assisted clients in matters covering all types of financial services issues, including product development, sales and marketing, pricing and underwriting, credit reporting and servicing activities. Mr. Brown also regularly assists financial services institutions with developing and revising compliance and risk management systems.

Mr. Brown frequently publishes and lectures on enforcement and compliance issues.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005 (magna cum laude)
  • B.A., Vassar College, 1999

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Austin K. Brown

Counsel, Litigation; Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime
austin.brown@skadden.com