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1101 15th Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
United States of America

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • University of Southern California Law Center
    ,
    J.D.
    ,
    1996
  • DePaul University
    ,
    M.Acc
    ,
    1993
  • University of Chicago
    ,
    B.A.
    ,
    1989

Daniel Brown

Daniel is a Partner in firm’s Washington, DC office, and is part of the firm’s Government Strategies and Compliance Group His experience includes counseling corporate clients on business immigration, compliance and enforcement matters, with a focus on I-9 and E-Verify issues.

Prior to entering private practice, Daniel held a number of senior positions within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). From May 2005 to August 2006, he served as Counselor to the Assistant Secretary and then Director of the Office of Policy and Planning at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the component of DHS responsible for immigration and I-9 enforcement. Prior to that, he served in the DHS General Counsel’s Office as the Deputy Associate General Counsel for Immigration, and was the most senior career legal official in the General Counsel’s Office focused on immigration issues. Daniel began his career as a trial attorney with the former INS in New York City, and also held several positions in the INS General Counsel’s Office.

Representative Experience

Advised senior INS and Homeland Security leadership, the White House, and other federal agencies on various aspects of immigration law.

Counseled employers on developing and improving immigration compliance programs.

Represented employers before federal agencies on I-9 audits and investigations.

Professional Accomplishments

Memberships

Member, Verification and Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Approach Form I-9 with Confidence.” Lecture discussion, SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, Washington, DC, 2013.

Speaker, “I Walk the Line, Preparing Clients for I-9 Audits and Investigations.” Panel discussion, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, 2012.

Speaker, “Getting What You Want Out of Politics – E-Verify as a case study.” Panel discussion, National Association of Home Builders Leadership Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 2012.

Speaker, “Immigration Enforcement and Compliance – How Not to Lose Your Shirt.” Panel discussion, Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo, Anaheim, CA, August 2012.

Speaker, “Overview of Electronic I-9 Program Requirements and Demonstration of Guardian Electronic I-9 Program.” Panel discussion, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2011.

Speaker, “I-9 Compliance, Worksite Enforcement and E-Verify: Increasing Government Enforcement and Compliance Concerns.” Panel discussion, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2011.

Panelist, “Town Hall Discussion.” Panel discussion, Texas Produce Association Convention, Austin, Texas, August 2009.

Speaker, “Showing Your Cards: What Does A Government Attorney Want to See?” Q&A, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009.