Mr. Brown serves as a Senior Advisor to AML RightSource. He is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Topside Group. Prior to founding the company, he served as the Chief of the Investor Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he led high-profile investigations of the insurance and mutual fund industries. In that role, he managed a staff of over 100, tasked with enforcing New York’s
securities laws. During his tenure, Mr. Brown coordinated industry-wide enforcement actions with federal agencies and negotiated settlements returning in excess of $5 billion to investors and consumers. He was also the Executive Director of the New York State Dormitory Authority, one of the largest issuers of municipal bonds in the US, where he supervised a staff of over 600 and issued New York’s first series of Green Initiative bonds to fund energy retrofits.
In the private sector, David has more than twenty years of in-house experience in senior legal and compliance roles at investment banks: Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust; and at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Most recently, David has worked as Chief of Staff for the Goldman Sachs Compliance Testing Group, as an AML monitor of a Tier 1 global bank, and as the Chief Compliance Officer of the WGBH Educational Foundation, one of the largest content producers and broadcasters in the US public media system. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Harvard College and Law School.