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Nicole Brown. (Photo: Facebook.)

Brown returns to Assembly as Coughlin counsel

By David Wildstein, March 11 2021 12:14 pm

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin has named a Murphy administration official to serve as general counsel to the Assembly Majority Office.

Nicole Brown is currently the director of legislative affairs at the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.

“Having previously served in the AMO for nearly a decade in two capacities, Nicole is well-known and well-respected by legislators and staffers alike,” Coughlin said. “Her professionalism and tireless dedication are valuable assets that will be integral to advancing our agenda of helping working families and making our state more affordable for all residents.”

Brown worked in the Assembly from 2006 to 2009 as associate general counsel under Speaker Joseph Roberts as part of a Dream Team assembled by Assembly executive director Bill Castner.  She later moved to the executive branch as a senior policy advisor to Gov. Jon Corzine and then returned to the Assembly as director of policy.

After law school, Brown launched her career at the National Organization for Women Legal Defense Fund.  She was an aide to U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and attorney for the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University;

She starts on March 29.

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