David B. Brown, a retired Potter Anderson partner, is a past chair of the firm and a former chair of the firm's Business Group. He became of counsel to the firm in 2010 after nearly 30 years as a partner practicing principally in the area of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, and business counseling.

David devoted his working time exclusively to charitable and pro bono endeavors and was active on the boards of several charitable organizations including Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (“DVLS”) (Officer and Past Chair), Delaware Hospice (Officer and Executive Committee member), Planned Parenthood of Delaware (Executive Committee member and Past Chair), and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Executive Committee and as an Officer of the Carpenter-Walsh Delaware Pro Bono American Inn of Court, which promotes pro bono efforts by members of the Delaware Bar, and on the Advisory Council for the African American Heritage Center of the Delaware Historical Society on whose Board he previously served. He has been honored for his volunteer efforts with awards from the Governor, the Delaware State Bar Association and various charitable organizations.


University of Virginia, J.D., 1973; Order of the Coif; Member, Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board, 1971-1972 and Managing Board (Notes Editor), 1972-1973

University of North Carolina, B.A., with honors in Economics, 1968, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1980 (Emeritus Member)
  • District of Columbia, 1974
  • Virginia, 1973
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