Kathleen Brown

Partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips

A former California state treasurer with nearly two decades of experience as a senior bank executive, Kathleen Brown concentrates on business counseling, government, and regulatory affairs in connection with the health care, energy, real estate, and financial services industries. Prior to joining Manatt, Brown served in senior executive positions at Goldman Sachs Inc. and Bank of America. A former Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee, Brown has extensive experience in the public sector.

Enjoy most: Solving problems.

Toughest challenge: Creating a new career after 1994, the California governor’s race.

Best advice: You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so be your best, be informed and respect people you deal with.

Most excited: Being alive to enjoy it.

Fun fact: I used to make and sell neckties.

Alma Maters: Bachelor’s, Stanford University; JD, Fordham University School of Law.

Bucket list: African safari with grandchildren.

Beverage: Water, Sauvignon Blanc, decaf quad expresso macchiato.

Car you drive: Lexus hybrid.

Hobby/passion: Hiking and grandkids.

Travel destination: Anywhere with grandchildren.