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Henderson J.  Brown, IV Esq.

Henderson J. Brown, IV Esq.

General Counsel

Mr. Brown served as interim General Manager of DC Water from January to May 2018 following the departure of George Hawkins and until the arrival of David Gadis. He currently serves as general counsel. Mr. Brown rejoined DC Water as General Counsel in March 2016 after originally serving the Authority in this capacity from 1998-2004. During his first tenure with DC Water, Mr. Brown established the legal office and refined the Authority's legal practices and protocols.

As General Counsel, Mr. Brown managed and coordinated all legal matters on behalf of the General Manager, the Board of Directors and all departments of the Authority. He directed the work of a team of attorneys and professional staff responding to a wide range of legal matters including regulatory compliance, litigation, Freedom of Information Act requests, contracts as well as employment and tort law. Mr. Brown also has extensive legal expertise with respect to commercial transactions, construction, environmental and municipal law, alternative energy and energy recovery projects as well as EEO cases.

Following his initial tenure with the Authority, Mr. Brown served as Associate General Counsel for Tyson Foods, Inc. and was the principal and owner of Employment Solutions, LLC, a firm that handles civil rights cases and provides human resources consulting for businesses, federal agencies and local Maryland municipal entities.

Mr. Brown holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor's degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He is admitted to the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States Fourth District Court for Maryland and the United States Courts of Appeals (Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits).