WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ALM today announced that David L. Brown, editor in chief of Legal Times, will expand his responsibilities to also serve as publisher of the newspaper and Web site, Washington’s leading sources of legal news. In this new position, Brown will oversee all business affairs at the paper, as well as coverage of the region’s legal business, lobbying, and Capitol Hill. Brown replaces Ann Pelham, publisher of the newspaper since 1998, who is retiring from Legal Times and taking a sabbatical from journalism.
Brown became editor in chief of Legal Times in October 2007. He had previously served as executive editor of The American Lawyer since 2005, managing the magazine’s editorial staff and editing the award-winning monthly. Prior to this, he was managing editor of Legal Times and assistant managing editor of The Recorder, ALM’s San Francisco-based legal newspaper. Before joining ALM in 1999, Brown was a reporter and assistant city editor for Contra Costa Times in California and worked as an editor and reporter for Gavilan Newspapers.
Brown received his bachelor’s degree in communications from Illinois State University and his master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois. He has been the recipient of reporting and editing awards from journalism organizations including the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the California/Nevada AP News Editors and the American Society of Business Publication Editors, as well as the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards.
Pelham joined the paper in 1988 as a reporter and served as managing editor, executive editor and associate publisher before becoming publisher. Under her leadership, the newspaper significantly expanded its print coverage, launched its online presence and won local, regional and national journalism awards.
“We’re very pleased to announce David’s appointment to this newly created position at one of ALM’s premier properties,” said William Pollak, CEO of ALM. “We’re also extremely grateful for Ann’s leadership and many accomplishments over the course of her almost 20-year tenure at Legal Times. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
For more than 30 years, Legal Times has been breaking news on Washington's law and lobbying firms, interest groups, courthouses, and federal government. Legal Times provides award-winning coverage of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and key regulatory agencies, as well as news and advice on the business of law practice and opinion, and analysis from leading practitioners on the major issues of the day. Legal Times is published by ALM.
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