MILWAUKEE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) announced today it has named Jason L. Brown as Executive Director and General Counsel of the organization.
Previously, Mr. Brown was Director of Legal/Senior Counsel – Domestic and Caribbean, PepsiAmericas, Inc. where he handled litigation, risk management, government relations, promotional/sweepstakes issues, negotiating and drafting customer and vendor agreements, corporate compliance and fraud, and a variety of other legal issues. He also served as president of the PepsiAmericas Foundation.
Mr. Brown graduated from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. in Minneapolis. Mr. Brown joined the law firm of Ungaretti & Harris in Chicago in 2000.
Mr. Brown sits on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Corporate Counsel and served as the Chapter's President for 2008-2009. Since 2006, he has served as the Chair of the Diversity Committee of ACC Chicago and has been instrumental in the development and growth of its Summer Minority Internship Program. He also has served on the NAMWOLF Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Association's Advisory Council.
"I am humbled by the NAMWOLF Board of Director's vote of confidence in me," said Mr. Brown. "As NAMWOLF begins its tenth year as the preeminent organization helping minority and women owned law firms grow and prosper, I am thoroughly enthused to be leading the way forward."
The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States. NAMWOLF is dedicated to increasing the utilization of minority and women owned law firms by corporate legal departments. www.namwolf.org