Michael A. Brown, Consultant, utilizes his expertise in international trade, foreign relations, federal and state/local representation and public policy to serve the needs of a wide variety of Alcalde & Fay clients. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brown was with Patton Boggs LLP, where his practice focused on banking, education, energy, housing, telecommunications, health care, tax, transportation and water issues. Mr. Brown also worked in those areas at Greenberg Traurig and, before that, on municipal finance issues with Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon in New York. During the 1992 and 1996 Clinton-Gore and 2000 Gore-Lieberman presidential campaigns, Mr. Brown served as a surrogate speaker representing the candidates in debates, speaking at campaign rallies and addressing general policy matters. Mr. Brown has twice been appointed as a member of United States Presidential Delegations to Africa. Currently, Mr. Brown serves as a Board Member of the Constituency for Africa, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and represents various foreign governments. Mr. Brown is co-founder of America's Fund, a political action committee providing support to candidates of color. In addition, Mr. Brown is President and CEO of the Ronald H. Brown Foundation, which seeks to carry on the former Commerce Secretary's commitment to education, political development and international commerce. He sits on the Boards of the Washington Boys and Girls Club, he is Vice Chair-man, D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commision and Corporate Advisory Board member of Comcast Communications and Whitman Walker Clinic. He is a columnist for Corporate Corridors Magazine and a frequent speaker on the importance of community, public service and the responsibility of citizens to the country. Mr. Brown authored The Quest for the Bigger Pie, published in the 1999 Summer issue of The Ascent, a University of Denver Center for African-American Public Policy. Brown holds a B.A. from Clark University (Massachusetts) and a J.D. from Widener University (Delaware) School of Law.