Virtual September Luncheon: How to Balance the Could vs. Should Paradox

09/30/2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM ET


Virtual Event via Zoom
[No City], VA
United States of America


Registration for this event has closed.

Registrants will receive information via e-mail on how to access the Zoom webinar. E-mail Jenny Pedraza, APR, PRSA Richmond web admin, at with questions or to receive meeting access last-minute.

About the Program

Grab your lunch and join us virtually Wednesday, Sept. 30, as we welcome Carlos M. Brown, senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Dominion Energy. He will present "The Legal and PR Paradigm Shift: How to Balance the Could vs. Should Paradox."

About the Speaker

Carlos M. Brown, Esq is senior vice president, general counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Brown joined Dominion in 2007 as senior counsel. In January 2019, he was promoted and served as senior vice president and general counsel and the company’s chief legal officer until he assumed his current post in December 2019.   

Prior to joining the company, Brown was the managing partner of Brown Martin PC and president and managing member of the Obsidian Capital Group LLC. Brown previously practiced law as an associate at McGuireWoods LLP and McCandlish Holton PC.

Brown received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Virginia where he was an Echols, Achievement, Underwood and Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar. He was recognized for his contributions to the University by being initiated into the IMP, Thirteen and Raven Societies. In law school, he served as president of the Black Law Students Association.

Previously, Brown served on the boards of Feedmore, Inc. the Central Virginia regional foodbank and Meals on Wheels agency where he served as vice chair and secretary; the Virginia Small Business Advisory Board; the board of visitors of Christopher Newport University; the Virginia Poverty Law Center; Boaz and Ruth, Inc. and the transition teams of Governor Ralph Northam and Mayor Dwight Jones. He is a 2006 Richmond Style Weekly Top 40 under 40 award recipient.

In 2017, in recognition of his work in the community, he was recognized as a Leader in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. In 2018, Savoy Magazine named Brown one of the most influential African American Attorneys in America. In addition in 2018, he was named to the Virginia Legal Elite for Corporate Counsel by Virginia Business Magazine and inducted as a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. In 2019, he was named to the GC Power List. He is also a member of the Richmond Forum.


This program is included with chapter membership, and members should register online as they normally would for monthly luncheons. Guests may register for $15, and students may register for $10. Registration will close at 5 p.m. on the Monday before the program. After registration closes, attendees will receive an email with Zoom information to join in the virtual program.

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Event Contact

Sara Hunt, chapter administrator
(804) 994-1120

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