David Brown joined the law firm of Broad and Cassel in 1980 and became chair in March 2000. In addition to serving as general counsel and on the board of directors of several leading regional and national companies, he was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida Transportation Commission from 1999 to 2004, where he served the Commission as Chairman from 2001 to 2003. He was appointed in 2004 to serve on the Board of Trustees for the University of Florida. He was recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as one of Central Florida’s Most Influential Businessmen in 2002 and was appointed to the Florida Council of 100 in 2003. He was selected a “legal elite” real estate transactions and eminent domain practitioner by Florida Trend’s 2004 survey of lawyers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and, after serving in the United States Air Force, he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Florida. He has served various charitable organizations including the Orlando Minority Golf Association, American Heart Association and M.D. Anderson Hospital. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.