Marijane Benner Browne

Director, Lateral Partner Recruitment

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1987; editor, Harvard Law Review
  • BA (English), summa cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1983; Phi Beta Kappa; high honors in English

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • Board member, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (2011 – present); currently, Board Chair
  • Commissioner, Massachusetts Access To Justice Commission (2012 – present)
  • Trustee emerita, Bowdoin College (board service: 1994 – 2010), and recipient of Bowdoin College Alumni Service Award
  • Prior service on the Boston Lawyers Group Executive Committee, the Boston Bar Foundation’s Grants Committee and the Boston Bar Association’s Corporate Pro Bono Committee
  • Past Board member, Lawyers Clearinghouse

Marijane Benner Browne

Director, Lateral Partner Recruitment

Marijane Benner Browne heads the firm’s global lateral partner and counsel recruiting function and works with the firm’s administrative departments to ensure the smooth integration of new lateral partners and counsel into the firm. Working on a daily basis with the firm’s Managing Partner, she also works closely with other Policy Committee members, practice group leaders and office managing partners and reports to the chief human resources officer. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Marijane led global lateral partner recruiting and integration at Goodwin Procter for five years. A graduate of the Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and of Bowdoin College, Marijane was a practicing lawyer for 19 years before joining Goodwin Procter, primarily at Bingham McCutchen, where she was a partner in the finance group and served as national hiring partner. She also co-headed that firm’s associate development efforts, co-chaired its pro bono program and helped drive its diversity efforts.

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