Raymond M. Brown, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, was a participant in a panel discussion titled “International Criminal Justice and Transitional Justice: Tensions and Synergies?” on October 27, 2016 at the New York City Bar Association. The program was co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law's International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice & Rule of Law Interest Groups and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.
Mr. Brown and his fellow speakers addressed fundamental questions in the context of the latest developments related to reassessing the relationship between international criminal trials and the relationship between such trials and transitional justice. Do such trials promote the aims of transitional justice or thwart them? Are there synergies between rule of law initiatives and accountability measures or are they operating at cross-purposes?
Mr. Brown chairs the firm’s White Collar Defense and Corporate & International Human Rights Compliance Practice Groups and is a co-founder of the International Justice Project, a non-profit organization established in 2004 to advance the cause of international justice with a special focus on human rights and humanitarian law. His practice at the firm focuses on white collar criminal defense, international human rights issues, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. He has handled a wide variety of US criminal and civil matters representing individuals and corporations, and 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.
Mr. 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. In addition, he is a leading figure in the developing area of law related to the regulation and enforcement of business requirements for human rights compliance. Mr. Brown hosts the Emmy Award winning New Jersey Network Program “Due Process” and has provided legal analysis and coverage for many broadcast venues.