University of California - Hastings College of the Law, J.D., tax concentration, 2000

San Diego State University, M.B.A., Beta Gamma Sigma, 1990

University of Colorado, B.A., 1988


California, 2000


Bar Association of San Francisco, Secretary of the Barristers' Club


Extern to Honorable Leslie Tchaikovsky, California Bankruptcy Court, 1999

Jeff Browning is a partner in the Firm's Banking and Financial Services Department. He focuses his practice on the representation of banks and other financial institutions in documenting and structuring secured and unsecured lending transactions, including the representation of lenders in workouts and restructurings. Jeff's experience also includes work on Rule 144A lease securitizations and public mortgage securitizations. Before attending law school, he was a vice president at Wells Fargo Bank, where he worked primarily in the residential mortgage group, acting as business development manager for its mortgage servicing division, mortgage trader for its secondary marketing division, and financial consultant. Jeff began his legal career as an associate with the law firm of Gnazzo Thill, P.C., which combined with Chapman and Cutler LLP in June 2003.