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Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown

Of Counsel / Boston

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 1979
Massachusetts, 1990
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, J.D.
Bryn Mawr College, B.A., Cum Laude

Stephanie L. Brown joined Markun, Zusman, Freniere and Compton’s Boston, MA office in 2013.  Ms. Brown specializes in securities, corporate and regulatory law. She counsels clients on a range of business and litigation issues, including the formation of brokerage and investment advisory firms, advising on private and public securities placements and providing guidance on compliance and securities regulatory enforcement matters.

Ms. Brown joined LPL Financial in 1989 as General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance. From 1994 to August 2013, Ms. Brown served as Managing Director and General Counsel. She provided legal counsel for LPL, its holding companies and subsidiaries. This support included negotiation and administration of all lines of insurance; government relations/public policy activities; litigation, arbitration and customer complaint resolution; negotiation and integration of corporate acquisitions; maintenance of corporate books; preparation of public company filings, and oversight of regulatory examinations and investigations.

Prior to joining LPL in 1989, Ms. Brown was an Associate Attorney with the Kelley Drye & Warren law firm in Washington, DC. She specialized in corporate and securities law. Ms. Brown came to Kelley Drye & Warren as a result of a merger between Kelley Drye and the Lane and Edson law firm, where she practiced law from 1984 to 1988, working in the real estate syndication and mergers and acquisitions departments. Prior to that, she worked for Peabody Lambert & Meyers. She concentrated in the securities area with an emphasis on oil and gas financings.

From 2004 through 2008, Ms. Brown served as a member of FINRA’s National Adjudicatory Council. She also served from 2004 through August 2013 as a member of FINRA’s National Adjudicatory Council’s Statutory Disqualification Committee, its Independent Broker/Dealer and Membership Committees, the SIFMA Private Client Legal Committee, the FSI, and the IRI Government Relations Committee. From 2009 to August 2013, she also served as a member representative of the Financial Services Roundtable and the Financial Services Roundtable’s Lawyer’s Council, Regulatory Oversight Committee and Securities Working Group.

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