Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) today announced that Alesha Brown has joined the firm as an associate based in its Charlotte office where she will practice civil litigation.

She previously practiced insurance defense at a firm in New York City and served as Counsel to the New York City Council’s Committees on Civil Rights and Contracts. During her time as Committee Counsel, Brown played an intricate role in drafting, passing and implementing anti-discrimination legislation, including, but not limited to, New York City’s Ban the Box Law, Anti-Credit Discrimination Law, Anti-Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence Law, and the Anti-Caregiver Discrimination Law. Most recently, she litigated voting rights cases at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice in Durham, N.C.

Brown grew up in Charleston, S.C. and received her law degree from New York Law School and her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina where she graduated magna cum laude.