TAUREAN BROWN is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office who works primarily in commercial and product liability litigation.
Taurean joined the firm after completing a clerkship in the Northern District of Illinois for the Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman. Prior to clerking, Taurean served in the United States Navy as a judge advocate, where she was last assigned to the government’s appellate unit. As line counsel, she successfully wrote responses to criminal appeals and argued before the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. Taurean continues to serve in the Navy Reserves as a Staff Judge Advocate advising commanding officers on issues of policy and legal ethics. Taurean also has experience in trial-level litigation, to include drafting motions and responsive pleadings, witness interviews, managing discovery, and assisting with settlement negotiations.
Immediately after law school, Taurean was selected as a Karpatkin Fellow in the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she spent the year working on complex civil rights litigation and policy advocacy. After college, Taurean taught seventh grade English and Social Studies in Philadelphia through the Teach for America program.
Taurean earned her J.D. and M.P.P. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. While there, she received the Jane L. Mixer Award for Social Justice and the Michigan Alumni Association’s Legacy Award for exemplary leadership. Taurean also holds an M.S.Ed. in secondary education from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in English Literature from Stanford University.