Leadership in Government Service

November 6, 2018

O’Melveny of counsel Mary Pat Brown recently delivered a keynote address as part of the McGlothlin Leadership Forum. Sponsored by William & Mary’s schools of law and business, the McGlothlin Leadership Forum is designed to join students from William & Mary’s business and law schools with the McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows, pre-eminent leaders in their fields. Brown was recently named a McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellow.

Brown spoke to two criminal law school classes and one business school class, and was the keynote speaker on “Leadership in Government Service,” held at the historic Wren Building on the campus of the College of William & Mary. In her remarks, Brown discussed her role as a “citizen-lawyer,” a philosophy underlying the law school’s approach, rooted in founder Thomas Jefferson’s belief that students should not only be trained to be excellent lawyers, but also good citizens and leaders. Before joining O’Melveny, Brown served as a prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice, where she held a number of senior leadership positions.