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J. Robert "Jay" Brown, Jr.

Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award - 2013

For more than two decades, Professor Jay Brown has taught corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on corporate governance. Professor Brown has authored numerous publications in the area of corporate governance, and several of his articles have been cited by the United States Supreme Court. He is the University of Denver Sturm College of Law's Chauncey Wilson Memorial Research chair and served as the associate dean for academic affairs from 2000 to 2004. Prior to joining the faculty at Denver Law, Professor Brown practiced securities law in the Washington, D.C. area, worked at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and taught business classes at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and basic securities at Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Professor Brown has spent considerable time abroad, particularly in the former Soviet Union, advising governments in these areas. In 1997 Professor Brown was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach courses on company law and capital markets at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research. He also has served as an advisor, lecturer, and visiting professor in Spain, Turkey, Palestine, Armenia, Ukraine, and Moldova. In addition to teaching at Denver Law, Professor Brown serves as the secretary of the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the Catholic Worker's Soup Kitchen and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.