Yvette McGee Brown

Jones Day

Practice Area: Business Litigation

    All Star


    “Yvette is responsive to our requests and a quick learner.”
    “She has a great legal mind.”
    “Yvette works hard and gets the job done.”


    "My approach to client service starts with respect and personal accountability to meet their needs. I am dedicated to our clients objectives and achieving the best results. I take the time to get to know my in-house colleagues, listen to what is important to them, and understand the business objectives and risk tolerance. Our relationship transcends individual matters and focuses on long term commitment."

    – Yvette McGee Brown


    Yvette McGee Brown is a former trial and appellate judge who has defended clients in public corruption, discrimination matters, regulatory enforcement, and constitutional challenges. She represents public companies and universities in Title VII and Title IX investigations and presides in arbitration proceedings. Her approach to litigating complex legal matters was honed during her 11 years as a jurist, including her service as a Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. After her judicial service, Yvette returned to private practice, assisting clients across a variety of industries and a range of difficult legal issues. Her experience includes defending clients from spurious employment and fraudulent contract claims, representing policyholders in insurance coverage matters, and advising clients facing government scrutiny. She has considerable experience navigating high-profile and time-sensitive matters and divides her time between investigations, initial trial court representations, and appellate cases.

    As the Firm’s Partner-in-Charge of Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement, she frequently advises clients on diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.

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