Althea Brown

Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer

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Althea Brown is managing director, chief legal officer of LPL Financial. She is responsible for leading the firm’s Corporate Law and Government Relations; Litigation and Regulatory Affairs; Legal Operations; and Legal Technology.

Ms. Brown has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services, technology and retail industries, leading high-performing legal teams for large corporations. She joined LPL in September 2023 from Google, where she spent 11 years, serving most recently as Legal Director, overseeing a large team of product and commercial lawyers advising subsidiary Fitbit and Google’s Devices and Services’ marketing, e-commerce, retail, customer support, and vendor management teams.  

Earlier in her career, Ms. Brown served as supervising attorney for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and spent 10 years in a variety of roles at J.P. Morgan Chase in their Investment Management and Investment Banking divisions.

Althea Brown received a bachelor’s degree in economics and French from New York University and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law. She holds a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a Fellow with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.