Robert L. Brown - Background

Robert Brown

Robert Brown is a member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC. He has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Masters degree from Jochi University in Tokyo. During three years of law school, he earned J.D., M.B.A., and Masters Degrees from the University of Louisville. Dr. Brown is admitted as an attorney in New York, Washington, D.C., California and Kentucky, and he is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and in Hong Kong. For the past 25 years, he has worked closely with start-up and technology companies as an investment banker and attorney, serving both in-house and as an outside advisor. His previous experience includes assignments in London, New York City, Tokyo, San Francisco and San Diego. Dr. Brown has taught courses at the law schools of the University of San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley, and in the business school at Bellarmine University.

Areas of Concentration

Antitrust and Unfair Competition; Corporate, Governance and Securities; E-Commerce and Emerging Business, Economic Development; Encryption; Export Controls and ITAR; Finance; Immigration; Import; Intellectual Property; International; Mergers and Acquisitions; Product Distribution; Real Estate and Leases; Start-Ups; Telecommunications; Trade


Admitted to Practice

Kentucky, California, District of Columbia, New York
Japan (Foreign Attorney), 1991-1994
England and Wales (Solicitor)
Hong Kong (Solicitor)



University of Louisville, B.A., International Studies, 1971
University of Louisville, M.S., Community Development, 1972
Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Certificate, Latin American Trade, 1973
University of Louisville, J.D., M.B.A., 1974
Jochi University, Tokyo, M.S., Japan, Business, 1982
Cambridge University, UK, Ph.D., Japanese Privatization, 1997
The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, Ph.D., Indonesia
   Legal Reform and Creditor Relations, 2004
Bellarmine University, Advanced Accounting Degree, 2004



General Counsel, Tiernan Communications, Inc., San Diego
Principal, Brown & Gutterman, San Francisco
International Partner, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, San Francisco and Tokyo
Special Counsel, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, San Francisco
Senior Counsel/USA; Foreign Legal Counsel/Japan, Mitsui & Co., New York and


Academic Positions

University of California at Berkeley
University of San Francisco
Bellarmine University


Professional Memberships

Louisville Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
California Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
State of New York Bar Association
American Bar Association, Section of International Law
  Committee Co-Chair:
      International Telecommunications
Law Society of England and Wales
Hong Kong Law Society



Bellarmine University, Board of Overseers, Member
Bellarmine University School of Business, Executive Board and Former Chair
Japan/American Society of Kentucky, Secretary
Kentucky World Trade Center, Vice Chair
Louisville Women in Technology, Board
TeN Technology Network, Board
Venture Club of Louisville, President-Elect
World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, Treasurer

home | background | presentations | publications | links | contact

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Robert L. Brown
3300 National City Tower
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
502.587.3716 Fax: 502.540.2259


Created and maintained by
Jackie Deuser