Douglas Brown is a principal and senior policy advisor with Bose Public Affairs Group. He previously served as managing principal of Bose Public Affairs Group for eight years. Doug assists clients in their federal, state and local legislative and executive branch lobbying needs. Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, he chaired the governmental affairs group at an Indianapolis law firm and was a vice president and principal of a public affairs firm. Doug has extensive experience in governmental relations at the local, state and federal levels. Among the types of clients Doug represents are domestic and international businesses, health care companies, regulated industries, sports and entertainment entities, real estate businesses, financing and investment management companies, and municipalities.

Doug also is a partner with Bose McKinney & Evans LLP and an active member of the firm’s Governmental Services Group and Business Services Group. He assists businesses in various sectors, including health care, mortgage lending, software, manufacturing, motorsports, real estate development, and investment management, in a variety of legal issues, including business transactions, disputes, financing, and daily strategic and operational matters.

Honors / Awards

Recognized as one of Indianapolis’ leading and most influential lawyers by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Doug has been named one of Indiana’s Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics every year since the designation’s inception. Indiana’s late Gov. Frank O’Bannon also named Brown a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest state governmental honor bestowed upon a civilian.


Doug earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University.

Appointments / Memberships

Doug is a past board chair of the International Center of Indianapolis, a not-for-profit agency providing language instruction, interpreter services and cultural training for immigrants and businesses. Doug is also a founding director and past board chair of the International School of Indiana, a now world-renowned pre-k through 12 school instructing its students through an all international Baccalaureate curriculum utilizing full immersion French, Spanish and Mandarin. He also served as co-chair of the International School’s 2019 capital campaign. Doug is chair of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Indy Chamber Board of Directors and executive committee. In addition, Doug serves as a member of the board of trustees of Franklin College, and the St. Mary’s Child Center Foundation. Doug served as the executive chair of the 2017 American Cancer Society’s Indianapolis Discovery Ball and continues his service to American Cancer Society as a member of its Indiana Board of Directors. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the 500 Festival which is one of the largest festivals in the world, hosting over 100 annual events surrounding the Indianapolis 500. Doug was also a longtime member and officer of the Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, comprised of nine community leaders responsible for the ownership, financing and operation of the City of Indianapolis’ sports, convention and public assembly venues, including the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Victory Field. Doug served as the CIB’s designee on the board of directors of the Indiana Sports Corporation, a not-for-profit enterprise responsible for promoting sporting events in Central Indiana ranging from U.S. Olympic Trials, Big Ten and NCAA tournaments and the 2012 Super Bowl. He is a 1992 graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series. He is a member of the American, Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations.