Kathleen Brown is coming back to California.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP announced Monday that the former state treasurer and Goldman Sachs executive has joined the law firm as a partner, focusing on business counseling, government and regulatory affairs.
Brown will be based in Los Angeles but will also spend time in the firms New York and San Francisco offices.
Brown, a former gubernatorial candidate, worked for Goldman Sachs for nearly a decade before moving to the companys investment banking division in Chicago after her brother Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010.
Manatt said Kathleen Brown will perform work related to the health care, energy and financial service industries. It touted her experience with municipal utilities and bond financing in California. She retired from Goldman Sachs in June, it said.
Brown told The Wall Street Journal last week her brothers election did not constitute a legal conflict of interest and her move to Chicago was for other reasons. She does not plan to return to public life, she added.
My brother takes up enough screen time, Brown said.
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