Vanessa R. Brown

Vanessa R. Brown has over 15 years of complex commercial litigation experience.  Her clients include Fortune 50, 100 and 500 companies, middle-market clients and governmental entities. Vanessa represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including class action certifications, Native sovereignty, due process, executive-appointment authority and other complex commercial litigation matters.

Vanessa’s clients rely on her to prepare significant briefing in matters pending before federal and state appellate and trial courts. Vanessa has extensive experience drafting trial and mediation pleadings in high-stakes business litigation matters, including trial briefs, motions for summary judgment, motions to compel, and other discovery-related motions. Vanessa regularly obtains favorable outcomes for her clients in multi-million-dollar matters through dispositive motion briefing.

In addition, Vanessa has experience conducting large-scale internal and governmental investigations concerning potential violations of the FCPA, the FCA, and other alleged violations of federal and state regulatory requirements.

Prior to joining Arcadi Jackson, Vanessa was a law clerk to Chief Judge Theodore McKee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Before and after her clerkship, Vanessa worked with major global and national firms. Vanessa is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and is licensed in New York, Oklahoma, Arizona and Pennsylvania.


  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 2004

  • B.S. Sociology Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 2001


  • Pennsylvania Civil Practice Guide, Lexis Nexis (2017 ed.)
  • American Bar Association’s Annotations to Surplus Lines Statutes (5th ed. 2010)
  • 2008-2010 editions of the American Bar Association’s Annual Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, (9th Cir.)


  • Oklahoma Magazine Top 40 Under 40 (2007)

  • Ralph Bunche Fellow

  • Rutgers Law Review

  • Rutgers-Newark School of Law Student Bar Vice-President

  • Rutgers School of Law-Newark Faculty Appointments Committee

  • Rutgers Loan Repayment Assistance Program’s Executive Board

  • Selected for internship sequencing DNA with the Human Genome Project

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