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Eileen Brown


Washington, D.C.
202 585 6906 202 585 6906 direct

Eileen is a successful negotiator and strategist who focuses on her clients' goals while keeping an eye on the big picture. She is the Managing Partner of the Firm's Washington D.C. office.

She counsels government entities, financial institutions, and public and private companies in international, asset-based, and project finance transactions, government-guaranteed finance, and equipment leasing.

Eileen advises a wide variety of transportation clients on commercial, regulatory and finance matters, including contract and procurement issues and compliance with the requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Transportation, and various regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd), the Federal Aviation Administration.

She counsels large and small companies buying, selling and financing aircraft, negotiating aircraft leases, and navigating aircraft operational issues. In marine transportation, Eileen represents lenders and lessors to maritime operating companies and assists such companies with regulatory compliance issues.

As counsel to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), Eileen assists EXIM Bank with corporate, sovereign and small project financings. Past projects have included multiple offshore drilling rigs in Mexico, power plants in Turkey, agricultural and mining equipment in Ukraine, a renewable energy project in Brazil, locomotives in Gabon, vessels and fire engines in Nigeria, and communications equipment in Trinidad and Tobago.

With 30 years' experience, Eileen recognizes the importance of partnering with each client's project team—from engineers and compliance to risk management and legal —to achieve goals while balancing the often-competing needs within a company.

Prior to joining the firm, Eileen was an attorney with MarAd, focusing on the Title XI loan guarantee program. She also served as counsel for International Registries, Inc. (IRI) at the time that IRI served as corporate and maritime administrator for the Republics of Liberia and the Marshall Islands. Eileen is a Management Committee Member of the Firm's AI Task Force.