Douglas R. Brown

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Doug Brown is a partner in the Business Services Group of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP and managing principal of the firm’s ancillary business, Bose Public Affairs Group LLC. He also is an active member of the firm’s Governmental Services and Financial Institutions Groups. He advises businesses in various sectors, including mortgage lending, software, manufacturing, motorsports, real estate development, gaming and horse racing, in connection with a wide variety of legal issues, including business transactions, disputes, financing, governmental affairs, public affairs, legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, and daily strategic and operational matters. He also has assisted clients with women-owned and minority-owned businesses (MBE/WBEs) certifications. Mr. Brown has served as inside general counsel to a national mortgage lender and worked as outside general counsel to the Indiana Association of Mortgage Brokers.

Recently named one of Indianapolis’ leading and most influential lawyers by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Mr. Brown has been included in Indiana Super Lawyers by Law & Politics every year since the designation’s inception. Indiana’s late Gov. Frank O’Bannon also named Mr. Brown a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest state governmental honor bestowed upon a civilian.

Mr. Brown is a longtime member and officer of the Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, comprised of nine community leaders responsible for the ownership, financing and/or operation of the City of Indianapolis’ sports, convention and public assembly venues, including the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Victory Field. Mr. Brown also has served as the CIB’s designee on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Sports Corporation, a not-for-profit enterprise responsible for promoting sporting events in Central Indiana ranging from U.S. Olympic Trials, Big Ten and NCAA tournaments and the 2012 Super Bowl. In addition, he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the 500 Festival, which is one of the largest festivals in the world, hosting more than 100 annual events surrounding the Indianapolis 500.

Mr. Brown was recently named one of only two Indiana general members of the International Masters of Gaming Law, an organization of pre-eminent gaming attorneys from around the world. Mr. Brown earned his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis.

Honors / Awards

Indiana Lawyer Distinguished Barrister Award (2017); Best Lawyers in America 2013-2019; Indiana Super Lawyers 2003-2015; St. Mary’s Child Center Miracle Maker Award (2015); Sagamore of the Wabash (2003); Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating; General Member: International Masters of Gaming Law

Outside the Office

Mr. Brown is a past board president of the International Center of Indianapolis, a not-for-profit agency providing language instruction, interpreter services and cultural training for immigrants and businesses. Mr. Brown is also a founding director and past board president of the International School of Indiana, a now world renowned pre-k through 12 school instructing its students through an all international Baccalaureate curriculum utilizing full emersion French, Spanish and Mandarin. In these capacities, Mr. Brown has been a major force in helping Indianapolis become a community hospitable to people of all cultures. He is also a past board president and current endowment trustee of St. Mary’s Child Center, a charity providing life altering educational and social services to poor, at-risk preschoolers.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Bose Public Affairs Group
  • Business Services
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • Gaming
  • Governmental Services
  • Hospitality and Alcoholic Beverage Law
  • International Group
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
  • Sports
  • State and Local Government

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
317.684.5441  Phone
317.223.0441  Fax
University Attended:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 1985, Indiana; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; Supreme Court of the United States; Indiana Supreme Court

Appointments / Memberships

Indy Chamber Board of Directors (2016-present); Indiana Chamber Government Affairs Council (2016-present); Hospital of Indiana Foundation Board of Directors (2014-present); Ivy Tech Beverage Management Lab Co-Champion (2016-present); Mackrell International Sports and Entertainment Practice Group (2018 - present); American Cancer Society Council of Ambassadors (2018); Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County (secretary, 2007-2017; board member, 2001-2017); 500 Festival Board of Directors (2010-2017); American Cancer Society Discovery Ball 2017 Executive Chair (2017); Indiana Sports Corporation (board of directors, 1993-1994, 2007-2010); Indiana Association of Mortgage Brokers (general counsel, 1992-present); International Masters of Gaming Law (current); International School of Indiana (board of directors, 1993-2009; chairman and president, 2007-2008); St. Mary's Child Center (board of directors, 1998-2009; chairman and president, 2007-2008); St. Mary's Foundation (trustee, 2008-present); Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series (1992); American, Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations

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Representative Matters; Mr. Brown is well-known for successfully representing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the passage of legislation by the Indiana General Assembly establishing a $100 million State investment in the historic speedway. Mr. Brown is also well-known for successfully reviving the hard fought decade-long battle by Indiana Downs to obtain a license from the Indiana Horsing Commission to build and operate the state's second parimutuel horse track and racino (Indiana Downs / Indiana Live!). Mr. Brown has served as the General Counsel of the Indiana Association of Mortgage Brokers and Indiana Association of Mortgage Professionals. Mr. Brown has been integrally involved in the drafting, passage, enforcement and evolution of Indiana's mortgage lending laws and regulations. Mr. Brown was a founding director, Secretary and legal counsel to the Indiana Gaming Association and has been integrally involved in the drafting, passage, enforcement and evolution of Indiana's gaming laws and regulations.

Peer Reviews

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