Austin Brown advises a wide range of financial services institutions with respect to compliance issues and programs. His practice focuses on regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, examination support, compliance advice, class action litigation and internal corporate investigations.


Mr. Brown regularly assists financial services institutions in matters involving consumer protection statutes and regulations, including the Fair Housing Act; the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; the Truth in Lending Act; and statutes prohibiting unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices. He has represented institutions in connection with investigations and inquiries by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, state attorneys general, and federal and state bank regulatory authorities.

Mr. Brown has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.



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


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Austin K. Brown

Counsel, Litigation; Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime