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
  • Trustee emerita, Bowdoin College (board service: 1994 – 2010); recipient of 2012 Bowdoin College Alumni Service Award
  • Board of directors, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (2011 – present)
  • Commissioner, Massachusetts Access To Justice Commission (2012 – present)
  • Executive committee member, Boston Lawyers Group (1994 – present)
  • Various public service positions with the Boston Bar Association and the Boston Bar Foundation

Marijane Benner Browne

Director, Lateral Partner Recruitment

Marijane Benner Browne heads the firm’s global lateral partner and counsel recruiting functions and works with practice development to ensure the smooth integration of new lateral partners and counsel into the firm. She reports to Jerry Katz, lateral partner hiring partner, and members of the Policy Committee in connection with this function. Working with Helen Long, Marijane further directs the firm’s lateral associate recruiting function. She works closely with PC members, practice group leaders and office recruiting 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. Before that, she was a practicing lawyer for 19 years, primarily at Bingham McCutchen, where she was a partner in the finance group and served as national hiring partner. She also co-headed the firm’s associate development efforts, co-chaired its pro bono program and helped drive diversity efforts.