Patricia Brown

EVP, Chief Legal Officer at SAS Institute

Patricia Brown oversees legal services and licensing operations worldwide for SAS. In this role, she leads a global team of over 300 attorneys and support staff. Her division handles all legal and licensing operations support for the company and includes the Government Affairs, Enterprise Negotiations and Risk departments at SAS. As part of the executive management team, Brown helps set direction and policies for the company.

A SAS employee since 1988, Brown previously led SAS efforts focused on protecting intellectual property. In addition, she supported the governance of SAS offices and affiliated businesses, such as IDeaS. Under her leadership, her teams provided legal support for several large SAS divisions, including Research and Development, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Global Channels. Throughout her tenure, she has worked closely with all SAS divisions to promote a customer-focused approach to legal services.


  • EVP, Chief Legal Officer

    Current role