State Bar Council Candidate Bio
A. Todd Brown Sr.

Seat: A. Todd Brown Seat

Firm/Organization: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Practice Area(s): Complex Commercial and Class Action Litigation; Retail and Consumer Products Litigation; Construction Law

Education: BS, Accounting, University of South Carolina, 1982; JD, University of South Carolina School of Law, Student Works Editor, South Carolina Law Review, 1986

Bar & Court Admissions: Fourth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals; all state and federal courts in North Carolina; and numerous pro hac vice admissions in federal and state courts around the country

Civic & Community Involvement: General Counsel to St. Paul Baptist Church, Inc. and its Board of Directors

Professional Involvement: State Bar Council, NC State Bar (2013-present); Former President, NC Association of Defense Attorneys; Former member, NC Association of Defense Attorneys Board of Directors; Former President, Mecklenburg County Bar; Former member, Mecklenburg County Bar Board of Directors; Former co-chair, Mecklenburg County Bar Special Committee on Diversity; Cabinet member, Access to Justice Campaign, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy; Member, NCBA Litigation Section, Dispute Resolution Section, and Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee; Former member, NC Business Court Rules Committee; Member, American Bar Association

Please describe in 150 words or less why you would be the best candidate for this position: State Bar Councilors have the privilege of representing their judicial districts locally and statewide. From 2010-2013, I served the MCB as an appointed advisory member of the Ethics Committee. In 2013, I was honored to become an elected State Bar Councilor, and have since served on the Administrative, Appointments, Communications, Disciplinary Review, Ethics, Executive, Grievance, Issues, and Special Litigation Committees, among others. My service has allowed accretive contributions to the good work Councilors perform for lawyers in their districts and statewide. It has facilitated learning and networking opportunities with Bar leaders locally and statewide. It has provided thought-provoking insights into cultural, client-service, practice, and geographic perspectives of lawyers statewide. It has fueled my advocacy for the consideration of more diverse and inclusive factors in the State Bar’s decision-making processes. Respectfully, I would welcome the opportunity to complete a final, three-year term as one of the MCB’s elected State Bar Councilors.