Raymond M. Brown

Raymond M. Brown: Attorney with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP


Partner, Litigation Department.

Mr. Brown concentrates his practice in white collar criminal defense, international human rights issues, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. He has defended clients in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals. 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 has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and has handled a wide variety of criminal and civil matters representing individuals, corporations and government entities. He most recently represented U.S. Senator Robert Menendez as Defense Co-Counsel against criminal allegations of public corruption and bribery brought by the U.S. government, in a highly publicized trial which ended in a hung jury and subsequent mistrial. Shortly thereafter, all charges against Senator Menendez were dismissed by the Department of Justice.

Mr. Brown has also appeared in a number of other high profile proceedings, including the nine-month trial involving former U.S. Secretary of Labor Raymond J. Donovan and the successful eight-year defense of senior executives of a major multinational corporation charged with environmental violations. Mr. Brown has appeared in courts in twelve states and has conducted investigations in the U.S. and in Kenya, El Salvador, the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, the Bahamas, Colombia and Sierra Leone. His international experience includes qualifying as Counsel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague and serving as Co-Lead Defense Counsel at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Mr. Brown counsels foreign and domestic multinationals on a broad range of corporate risk management, governance, and transactional issues, including those at the intersection of human rights and business concerns. He advises on compliance obligations, supply chain management issues, and the potential reputational risks and “bottom line” impacts facing corporations whose operational practices become entangled in human rights violations, both domestically and on the international stage.


-Host of the Emmy Award winning New Jersey Network public television program "Due Process"
Receipt of a 2018 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, in recognition of his exemplary character, competence and professional behavior.
-Recipient of the 2018 (inaugural) Francis X. Dee Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers, in recognition of outstanding trial and advocacy skills and exceptional professional conduct
-Recipient of the 2018 Gerald B. O'Connor Award from the New Jersey Association for Justice, in recognition of his skills as a trial lawyer and his professionalism within the legal community
-2014 recipient of Litigation Counsel of America’s Peter Perlman Service Award
-2013 recipient of the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award
-2011 recipient of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Award of Excellence
-2009 recipient of the NJN Foundation NJN Legacy Award
-2007 recipient of the NAACP Freedom Fund Award
-2005 recipient of the National Council of Women of the USA Distinguished International Award
-2005 recipient of the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender Champion Defender Award
-1998 recipient of the Garden State Bar Association Van Y. Clinton Award
-1998 recipient of the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association Recognition Award
-Selected by The Best Lawyers in America© (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) as 2013 Woodbridge "Lawyer of the Year" in the Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar practice area
-Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar practice areas (1989 – present)
-Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area (2007 – present)
-Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (1983 present)

- Litigation Counsel of America
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- American Board of Criminal Lawyers
- American Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Internal Investigations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Compliance
  • International Human Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
732-476-3280  Phone
732-476-3281  Fax
Mailing Address:
PO Box 5600, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
University Attended:
Columbia University, B.A., 1969
Law School Attended:
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
2004, Special Court for Sierra Leone; 1974, New Jersey; 1983, New York
- Member, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey; past President
- Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section; member, Task Force on Judicial Independence
- Trustee, Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
- Member, American Bar Association; Appointed member, Center for Human Rights; member, Sections of Criminal Justice and International Law
- Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; former Board member and Parliamentarian.
Birth Information:
Jersey City, New Jersey, 1946
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