In honor of the contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
to the Civil Rights Movement, the Office of Diversity & Outreach presents:
KEYNOTE ADDRESS by PAULETTE BROWN
President-elect of the American Bar Association
Paulette Brown, a labor and employment law partner and chief diversity officer with the Morristown, N.J., office of Edwards Wildman Palmer, is president-elect of the American Bar Association. Brown has held a variety of leadership positions within the ABA, including as a member of the ABA House of Delegates and a former member of the ABA Board of Governors and its Executive Committee. She has served on the Commission on Women in the Profession and was a co-author of “Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Law Firms,” and chaired the ABA Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice (now Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice). Brown joined the ABA Young Lawyers Division in 1976.
Brown has held many positions throughout her career, including as in-house counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies and as a municipal court judge. In private practice, she has focused on all facets of labor and employment and commercial litigation.
Brown has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of “The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” and by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the “prominent women and minority attorneys in the State of New Jersey.” She has repeatedly been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer and by US News as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation. In 2009, Brown was a recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. In 2011, she was honored with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.
Brown earned her J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. at Howard University.
Reception immediately following.
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