Wilson M. Brown III was elected to be a Trustee in 2009. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Committee focused on Equal Justice Center projects. Wilson has also chaired the Awards & Programs and Finance Committees, co-chaired the Individual Giving Committee, and has been a committee member of Raising the Bar, IT/Tech, Golf & Tennis, and other Committees.
As one of Faegre Drinker's most experienced defense attorneys, Wilson has tried some of the firm's largest and most complex cases in courts throughout the United States. His practice has concentrated on commercial litigation, intellectual property and technology litigation and insurance disputes, where he is recognized as one of the premier trial attorneys in the country. He has also represented clients charged with antitrust, securities and consumer fraud violations in both individual and class actions. Wilson also currently heads the firm’s pro bono program and has handled a number of significant public interest matters.
Wilson’s efforts to vindicate three families victimized by the government’s improper claim of state secrets privilege in United States v. Reynolds, 345 U.S. 1, (1953), are the subject of Pulitzer Prize-winner Barry Siegel’s book Claim of Privilege (2008) and Peter Gallison’s and Robb Moss’s film Secrecy (2008).