Winthrop N. Brown


Attorney Winthrop Brown is the treasurer of Pro Musica Hebraica. A Washington, DC-based expert in international banking and securities law, he is a partner in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, one of the world’s preeminent global law firms, and a member of Milbank’s Global Finance practice group.

Brown has over 20 years of experience in advising leading non-U.S. banking organizations on a wide range of matters involving the sale to U.S. customers of financial products and services from both U.S. and non-U.S. locations. These include the establishment of U.S. branches and the acquisition of U.S. banks; the establishment of broker-dealers; the sale into the United States from abroad of banking products, securities, commodities and financial instruments; and the ongoing compliance of established operations with U.S. banking and securities laws and regulations.

A 1970 graduate of Stanford University, Brown received a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics in 1971, and a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law in 1974.

A frequent lecturer and panelist on legal issues involving the banking industry, Brown has also been active in, and served on the boards of, various local nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Before joining Milbank, he was partner and chair of the financial institutions practice group at Shaw Pittman, resident in its Washington, D.C. office. He is listed in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2007.