George Brown, an advocate for social and racial justice with three decades of corporate law experience, was appointed executive director of the Stanford Center for Racial Justice (SCRJ). “George’s experience, expertise, and advocacy are a unique and valuable foundation for leading our center’s mission to amplify and leverage Stanford University’s policy and academic research and other resources to address the most challenging issues concerning racial equity in America,” said Ralph Richard Banks (BA/MA ‘87) the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law and founding faculty director of SCRJ.
Throughout his career as a litigator and expert in securities class actions and corporate governance, Brown has also advocated for social justice including leading precedent-setting voting rights litigation under the California Voting Rights Act, serving as board co-chair of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and serving as voting rights counsel for California’s inaugural Citizens Redistricting Commission in 2011. He was also a co-creator of New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing and has been active in police reform activities that led to the creation of the Santa Monica Public Safety Reform and Oversight Commission, which he now chairs. SL