Brent is the co-author (with Caron Beaton-Wells) of Australian Cartel Regulation, published by Cambridge University Press in February 2011. Other books and papers include: Corporations, Crime and Accountability (with John Braithwaite. 1993), The Impact of Publicity on Corporate Offenders (with John Braithwaite, 1983), Securities Regulation in Australia and New Zealand (co-editor 1st & 2nd eds with Gordon Walker and Ian Ramsay); “Reconstructing Corporate Criminal Law: Deterrence, Retribution, Fault and Sanctions” (1983) 56 Southern California Law Review 1145; and the fifth edition of Howard’s Criminal Law (1990).
Brent taught at the University of Adelaide Law School from 1964-1985 and from 1985-1995 at the University of Sydney where he was a professor of law. His other academic positions have included: Bicentennial Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (1968-1969); Research Professor, University of Delaware, 1981-1982; and Mitchell Distinguished Visiting Professor, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1984. He is an honorary professor at the University of Sydney Law School.
Brent is a member of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section and the Law Council of Australia’s Competition and Consumer Committee. He is the managing director of Lexpert Publications Pty Ltd.