Nicole A. Brown
Director of Policy
The policy director advises staff and assists Assembly Democratic legislators in crafting, evaluating, researching and coordinating public policy initiatives.
A New Jersey native, Nicole A. Brown has spent most of her life dedicated to improving public policy.
While in law school, Ms. Brown spent her summers working for the Welfare Law Center in New York and Senator Ted Kennedy's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in Washington D.C. She also participated in the Public Policy Advocacy Clinic in the Brennan Center for Justice. Ms. Brown also was a staff editor for the Review of Law and Social Change and a senior article editor for the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.
Ms. Brown has worked for Legal Momentum (formerly the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund) in Washington, D.C., and in New York. While in New York, she helped to create the family initiative, a project designed to improve child care, preschool and after-school policies.
Ms. Brown first came to the Assembly Majority Office in 2006 as an associate general counsel. In 2009 she left to be a senior policy advisor in the administration of then-Governor Jon S. Corzine. Ms. Brown returned to the majority office in February, 2010 as the director of policy.
Ms. Brown attended Douglass College at Rutgers University as a public service scholar, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and dance. She also was an undergraduate associate with the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. She obtained her law degree from the New York University School of Law
Mrs. Brown is admitted to the bar in New Jersey and New York.