In response to the impact of the CrowdStrike incident, we are keeping a careful eye on our information security posture and the ability of third-party custodians, banks, vendors and other outside parties to function. Brown Advisory’s major systems are operating and ready to serve our clients.

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Brett is a partner, a member of the Executive Team and serves as general counsel. In this role, he oversees compliance, legal and internal audit. Before joining Brown Advisory in September 2009, he was director and global head of risk management governance in Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management Division and chief compliance officer of the Germany Funds, a NYSE-listed complex of closed-end funds. While at Deutsche he also served as deputy chief compliance officer of the DWS/Scudder family of mutual funds and chief compliance officer of Deutsche Asset Management (Japan) Limited.


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, JD
  • University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business, MBA
  • Georgetown University, AB

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School


  • Certified Investment Fund Director, CIFDI, Institute of Bankers in Ireland

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Bad actors are impersonating our colleagues, and people across the financial services industry, on WhatsApp and other messaging platforms. We do not solicit business through these means. 

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