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LCLD Alumni community, join us on Wednesday, May 22, at 1:00 PM ET for a virtual fireside chat with Carlos Brown, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary at Dominion Energy, and Rudene Mercer Haynes, 2011 Fellow and Partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth.  Moderated by Programs Vice Chair Teirra Everette, this engaging session will delve into insights and advice on sponsorship, mentorship, and the strategic utilization of relationships in the context of legal career advancement.


Carlos M. Brown

Carlos M. Brown is President–Dominion Energy Services and Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Dominion Energy. Joined in 2007, he oversees the corporate services provided to Dominion Energy’s operating companies, including information technology, security, facilities and supply chain management as well as the law department, environmental services and sustainability. He also serves as the corporate secretary for Dominion Energy’s Board of Directors. He has served in various business, operational, and legal roles including general counsel, chief compliance officer, and chief legal officer. He assumed his current position on January 1, 2024.

Brown currently serves as Vice Rector on the board of visitors of the University of Virginia. He also serves as director of NextUp, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and the Dominion Energy Credit Union. Until 2018, he served as the chair of the Dominion Energy African American Resource Group.

Rudene Mercer Haynes

Rudene Haynes is co-leader of the firm’s servicer advance financing practice and has historically represented Ginnie Mae in its Multiclass and Mortgage-Backed Securities programs. She has contributed greatly to the success of this practice that enjoys top rankings in representing issuers and underwriters in US asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed securities. She solves client problems with wit and creativity while always focusing on the client’s particular business needs. The results of her work in the residential mortgage financing industry has helped make homeownership affordable and possible for many Americans.

Outside the law firm, Rudene is a recognized leader in the community. Passionate about ending health disparities and racial inequities, she was part of the trio that formed “Facts & Faith Fridays,” a series of weekly calls with the black faith community to provide accurate information on COVID-19, transmission, vaccination and improving outcomes. Dr. Anthony Fauci and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden have joined the discussions to address cancer, COVID-19 and other health-related concerns. The White House noted that the initiative is making strides to reduce health disparities and was cited as a model to be replicated across the country.