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Paulette Brown of New Jersey becomes president-elect of American Bar Association

Paulette Brown of New Jersey becomes president-elect of American Bar Association

By John Glynn

BOSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 – Paulette Brown, a labor and employment law partner and chief diversity officer with the Morristown, N.J., office of Edwards Wildman Palmer, was elected as president-elect of the American Bar Association today at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston. She will serve a one-year term as president-elect before becoming ABA president in August 2015.

William C. Hubbard, a partner with the Columbia, S.C., office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, became ABA president today and will serve until next August.

Brown has held many positions throughout her career, including as in-house counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies and as a municipal court judge. In private practice, she has focused on all facets of labor and employment and commercial litigation.

Brown has been recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the prominent women and minority attorneys in the State of New Jersey and by the National Law Journal as one of "The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America." She has received the New Jersey Medal from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and currently serves on its Board of Trustees.

Brown has repeatedly been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer and by US News as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation. In 2009, Brown was a recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. In 2011, she was honored with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.

Brown earned her J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. at Howard University.

For a high-resolution image of Paulette Brown, click here.

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