Raymond M. Brown is a partner in the Litigation Department of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP and is the Chair of the White Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in internal investigations, corporate compliance and all other aspects of white collar criminal defense.
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 Trial 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. He has appeared in courts in 12 states and conducted investigations throughout the US as well as in Kenya, 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 also has significant international experience qualifying as Counsel before the International Criminal Court in the Hague, and having served as Co-Lead Defense Counsel at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
He is the Host of the Emmy Award winning New Jersey Network Program “Due Process” and has provided legal analysis and coverage for many broadcast venues. Mr. Brown has taught International Criminal Law in the Seton Hall/American University Program at Cairo, Egypt and at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. In addition to teaching International Criminal Law at Seton Hall University School of Law where he is a Visiting Professor and Research Scholar, he has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Advanced Criminal Procedure. He has spoken on over 200 occasions to criminal and civil lawyers, law enforcement personnel and judges, students and a variety of citizen groups. His subjects have included trial advocacy, ethics, race, human rights and international law, the art of persuasion, and educational policy. Mr. Brown was recently quoted on the Council on Foreign Relations web site regarding Hamden v. Rumsfeld, the landmark decision in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the military commissions do not comply with U.S. military law, the laws of war, or the Geneva Conventions, which protect the rights of detainees during wartime.
Mr. Brown is a graduate of Columbia University and received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.