Patrick S Brown

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Pat Brown is the Managing Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Firm’s General Practice Group. Pat has over 25 years of experience advising clients on a full spectrum of corporate matters including public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions; public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings (representing both issuers and underwriters); and general corporate, corporate governance and securities advice. Pat has worked with clients in the United States, Latin America, Asia and Europe across a wide range of industries including financial services, technology, alternative investment management, real estate and healthcare, among others.

Pat is regularly recognized at the top of the legal profession by such authorities as Chambers USA and The Legal 500 United States. He has also been named a BTI Client Service All-Star, an award which honors lawyers who have “mastered the art of superior client service.” In 2018, Pat was recognized by Law360 as a Banking MVP for helping longtime client Zions Bancorporation become the first bank to have its “systemically important” designation rescinded by the Financial Stability Oversight Committee (FSOC). In addition to his work at S&C, Pat is an advisory board member at the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law and is a member of Law360’s Banking Editorial Advisory Board (2022). Pat is fluent in Spanish.


  • 1995, UCLA School of Law, J.D.
  • 1991, University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.

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  • California


  • Spanish


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