NY Times promotes its assistant GC to corporate secretary

The New York Times has elevated the in-house attorney Michael A. Brown (pictured) to corporate secretary, according to a public note from Diane Brayton, EVP and general counsel of company.

“I’m delighted to share – says the announcement – that Michael A. Brown, vice president and assistant general counsel, is being promoted from assistant secretary to corporate secretary effective March 1.

Mike joined us in May 2022 from Cipher Mining, an emerging technology company specializing in Bitcoin, where he was deputy general counsel and corporate secretary; before that, he was deputy general counsel and assistant corporate secretary at Clearway Energy, Inc., one of the largest renewable energy owners in the United States.

In his nine months leading our corporate and securities practice, Mike has established himself as a trusted expert with colleagues and key stakeholders, including the company’s Board of Directors and senior management. In matters of governance, securities law compliance and disclosure, he demonstrates good judgment, a deep understanding of best practice and a commitment to excellence, and he is able to convey technical information in ways that are accessible to a variety of audiences. This promotion is a recognition of his contributions and the leadership role he is increasingly playing internally, with our Board and with our investors.”

“Mike – Brayton concludes – began his in-house career at NRG Energy, Inc., serving as senior counsel, securities and finance, and he also worked at the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and at the Clean Air Council. He received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his law degree from Boston College Law School.”