A graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee Law School, Kenyen R. Brown has devoted his career to public service. Upon graduating from law school in 1995, Mr. Brown moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to work as a Deputy District Attorney. He moved to Mobile shortly thereafter, accepting a position as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, where he prosecuted drug offenses and general crimes. Mr. Brown also spent more than ten years working for the ethics committees of the United State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, culminating in service as Senior Counsel and Director of Education and Training for the Senate Ethics Committee, and more recently as Acting Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the House Ethics Committee.
President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Brown on August 6, 2009, to serve as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 21, 2009, and entered on duty on December 4, 2009.