Danielle Browne is an attorney and Mount Vernon business owner, a pioneering pro sports executive and former collegiate basketball star, and a community leader dedicated to helping families and small businesses in her hometown.
She currently serves as the co-chair of the Mount Vernon Police Reform Commission and believes strongly in the movement for justice reform. As a volunteer with the Legal Aid Society and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Danielle puts her deep legal knowledge and experience to work for her community. She is a licensed attorney in New York State and founder of The Browne Firm PLLC, where she specializes in estate planning, intellectual property, business, and entertainment law.
Previously, Danielle served as head of business and legal affairs for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, and was recognized as a 2015 Future Leader by the president of the WNBA for her role in the league. That WNBA experience built on her career as a player - first as a two-time All Section standout at Mount Vernon High School, and later as a star at Columbia University, where ended her collegiate basketball career as Columbia’s all-time leader in games played and is the second player in the university’s history to rank top 10 in scoring, assists, and steals.
A resident of the South Side and the product of a proud Caribbean family, Danielle also co-founded DO Strategy Group, which assisted small businesses with formation, branding, and development for marketing plans and strategies. Danielle graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2012, earning her Juris Doctor degree. She previously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University’s Barnard College.
WHY I'M RUNNING
Leadership can pull people together to do great things. I’ve seen that in business, in the law, and in the nonprofit community. And as a Division One college player, I saw it on the basketball court. Selfless leadership - making that extra pass, lifting your teammates with your work ethic - can absolutely change the game. That’s a lesson I learned on the court here in Mount Vernon, at Columbia, and during my time as an executive for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, a pro team named in honor of Dr. King’s famous dream.
This is my dream - a city that works together, and a government that values unity, integrity and professionalism. As a lawyer and business owner, I believe deeply in Mount Vernon. As a member of the police reform commission, I believe change is absolutely necessary. And as a candidate for City Council, I believe it’s time for the voices of a new generation to rise - we must involve young people in our shared future. As your representative, I will bring innovation and fresh ideas to the city. I will work tirelessly to move Mount Vernon Forward.