Thursday, April 13, 2017
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ADDS TO WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE WITH FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY KENYEN BROWN
Kenyen brings to the firm extensive litigation involvement, having most recently served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama for seven years during which time he and his staff successfully prosecuted a wide range of complex cases, with a particular emphasis on healthcare fraud. At Maynard Cooper, Kenyen will continue to use his knowledge and experience to work closely with members of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Litigation practice groups where he will assist with developing defense strategies and representation of clients facing white collar criminal charges, as well as both internal and governmental investigations. Maynard Cooper represents numerous businesses and individuals working in highly regulated industries that are frequent targets of compliance regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations.
“We are excited to welcome such a distinguished and talented attorney to Maynard Cooper and look forward to incorporating Kenyen’s depth and breadth of experience into our practices,” said Greg Curran, Chairman of the firm. “He is an excellent addition to our White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations team, and his previous work for the U.S. Senate and House Ethics Committees also lends itself well to our Governmental Affairs and Compliance practices,” added Curran.
Jay Watkins, Managing Shareholder of Maynard Cooper’s Mobile office added, “We welcome Kenyen to the Mobile office and are excited he has chosen to remain in Alabama, basing his practice in Mobile.”
Prior to his time as U.S. Attorney, Kenyen started his career in the Montgomery County, AL, District Attorney’s office. In 1999, he moved to Washington, D.C., to join the staff of the Senate Ethics Committee where he worked for eight years and served as the Director of Education and Training. Following his time with the Senate, he moved to the U.S. House Ethics Committee, where he served as the Acting Chief Counsel and Staff Director until 2009 when he was called to serve as Alabama’s first African-American U.S. attorney in Mobile.
A native of Detroit, MI, Kenyen received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama.
Maynard Cooper ‘s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group successfully represents individuals and organizations in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, internal investigations, and criminal prosecutions. Our experienced team of criminal and civil defense attorneys has been ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers as a top practice group in the areas of government investigations, white collar litigation, and corporate compliance. The White Collar Defense and Investigations Group provides a wide variety of services to corporate and individual clients including representation in federal and state trials/appeals and government investigations and regulatory defense.