Binta Niambi Brown is is a former partner in a large global law firm, currently taking a sabbatical to focus on other projects. She has represented corporate clients in connection with over $75 billion of merger and acquisition transactions (including the then largest oil & gas merger in US history), public and private debt and equity offerings, and secured debt financings. She was named as one of the 2011 “40 Under 40” professionals in Crain’s New York Business, has been recognized by that National Organization for Women as a “Woman of Power and Influence”, and in 2012 the World Economic Forum honored her as a Young Global Leader.

Ms. Brown has also advised general counsel and other senior management officials of Fortune 100 companies with respect to corporate governance matters and other special situations, in addition to providing general corporate advice to early- and growth-stage businesses. Ms. Brown’s pro bono practice has included advocating on behalf of women and girls and other human rights matters throughout the world.

Ms. Brown was an informal national security advisor to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, where she focused in particular on human rights and international institutions, and has advised several other senior elected officials and their staffs on transportation policy and foreign economic policy.

Ms. Brown received her B.A. cum laudefrom Barnard College and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.