• University of California at Berkeley (B.A., with honors, 1994)
  • University of California at Berkeley (J.D. 1999)
  • Phi Beta Kappa; Alumni Scholar

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1999, California
  • 2008, Washington, D.C.
  • 2010, New York
  • 2018, Texas (inactive)


  • Law clerk, Judge William M. Hoeveler (S.D. Fla. 1999-2000)

Gillian N. Brown

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Los Angeles
Tel: 310.277.6910

Ms. Brown has litigated matters in California and Texas state courts, federal district courts, and federal bankruptcy courts. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and attended the Centro Studi della Boston University in Padova, Italy. At BerkeleyLaw, she was a notes & comments editor for the California Law Review and book review editor for the Berkeley Women's Law Review.

Ms. Brown's practice includes representing clients in general business litigation, including contract disputes, business tort litigation, and unfair competition actions. She has also prosecuted and defended class actions and complex litigation, defended employees and employers in employment discrimination matters, and represented both debtors and creditors' committees in bankruptcy litigation. Since 2004, Ms. Brown has represented sex abuse survivors in bankruptcy cases involving the Roman Catholic Church. Ms. Brown was named a "Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star" every year from 2004 - 2008; named a "Southern California Super Lawyer" in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020; and recognized in the  2023 and 2024 editions of Best Lawyers in America.

 She is fluent in Italian.


Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct professor, legal studies and political science, South Puget Sound Community College (online 2020-2022)
  • President, Beverly Hills Bar Foundation (2014-2015)
  • Board of directors, Beverly Hills Bar Foundation (2011-2014)
  • Board of directors, Boalt Hall Alumni Association (2010-2013)
  • Advisory board, Western Center on Law & Poverty (2007-2012)
  • Member, American Bar Association Electronic Discovery Working Group (2011-2014)
  • Member, International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation



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