The National Association of Minority & 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. Many corporations and public entities interested in diversifying their outside law firm ranks have focused almost exclusively on the utilization of minority and female attorneys at majority firms. Yet the available data strongly suggests that these efforts have not resulted in greater diversity in the legal profession. It is NAMWOLF’s view that the most effective way for corporations to increase diversity in the legal profession is to increase their retention of minority and women-owned law firms.
NAMWOLF’s Law Firm Membership is comprised of AV-rated firms across the nation which represent major corporate clients. NAMWOLF assists its Law Firm Members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations with corporations, in-house counsel, and other legal trade associations. Through these efforts, NAMWOLF helps ensure the long-term survival of minority and women-owned law firms.
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Milwaukee, WI 53202
JASON L. BROWN
Since October 2010, Jason L. Brown has served as the Executive Director and General Counsel for the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). He provides direction, vision and leadership to NAMWOLF as it strives to become the leading organization in the legal community dedicated to diversity through lasting partnerships between minority and women owned law firms and private/public entities.
Mr. Brown received his undergraduate and law degree from Howard University. He began his legal career as a litigation associate at the law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. in his home town of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Brown joined Ungaretti & Harris in Chicago, Illinois in 2000 and focused his practice in the areas of mass tort litigation, internal investigations and contract disputes.
Prior to joining NAMWOLF, Mr. Brown worked for Pepsi Beverages Company f/k/a PepsiAmericas, Inc. in Schaumburg, Illinois from 2003 – 2010 as Director of Legal. He also served as the President of the PepsiAmericas Foundation.
Mr. Brown sat on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel from 2006 – 2010 and served as the Chapter’s President for 2008-2009. He is also a volunteer for the Posse Foundation, Inc. Mr. Brown served on the Executive Committee for the Chicago Metro Golf Classic benefiting the American Cancer Society 2009-2010. He is also a past president of the Chicago Chapter of the Howard University Alumni Association.
Jason L. Brown
Executive Director & General Counsel
414.277.1139 x 2130