DBT40 Honoree: Daniel Brown of McCarter & English LLP

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AGE: 37
TITLE: Partner
COMPANY: McCarter & English LLP
CITY: Wilmington

What the nominator said: “Daniel Brown has diverse experience in civil litigation involving product liability claims, patent litigation, patent-related antitrust claims, complex contract and commercial matters, and shareholder class actions and derivative matters. Daniel is also devoted to community service, often representing pro bono clients at trial before the Delaware Family Court, and he is highly active in the Delaware and local Wilmington communities.”

Your biggest break: Meeting and marrying my wife.  Not only is her support and encouragement essential for me to do what I do, but she also challenges me to be better every day.

Best career advice you ever got: Stay true to yourself, because when challenges arise, you’ll have your values and beliefs to fall back on. Being authentic is crucial to maintaining balance in a world where it’s easy to get lost.

Two words that best describe you: Diligent and down-to-earth.

Work/life balance technique you recommend: Work hard when the work is there, but when it slows down, take that opportunity, regardless of when it occurs, because you will get busy again. Also, I find that exercising regularly helps me clear my head and stay focused.

In one sentence, define “success.” Achieving what you set out to do — whatever that may be.

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