Peter Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Technology Transactions Attorney in New York, NY

Peter Brown & Associates PLLC
 | 488 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-939-6440
Fax: 212-939-6417
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1974
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Technology Transactions (30%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

After several decades of large firm practice, Peter Brown formed BrownTechLegal in 2013. His practice involves all aspects of counseling on issues relating to Information Technology, data security, Intellectual Property, privacy and e-commerce; negotiation of contracts relating to all aspects of content distribution and commerce on the Internet; negotiation of agreements for mobile apps and cloud computing, and; negotiation of contracts relating to software and patent licensing, development and outsourcing. Mr. Brown advises a number of foreign companies on technology issues, licensing, employment law and practical aspects of doing business in the United States. Advises clients on venture capital and start-up issues.

Lead counsel responsibility for litigation involving information technology, intellectual property, theft of trade secrets, theft of website content, employment law and related commercial disputes.  Practice includes trials in state and federal courts across the United States. Acted as expert witness in matters relating to IP and IT. 

Mr. Brown serves as an arbitrator and mediator.  He has been the panel Chair on multi-million dollar claims relating to international patent licenses, failed software projects and failed telecommunications projects. As the sole arbitrator, Mr. Brown has heard cases involving website development contracts, medical devices, toys, social media contracts, medical equipment, music licensing and computer component manufacturing.

Member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals and mediator for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Technology Transactions (30%): Science and Technology Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Science and Technology Law


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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White Papers

  • Information Technology Law (Monthly Column)--New York Law Journal (1981) - A monthly column on the critical legal issues in the fields of information technology and intellectual property.  The topics covered include: privacy; social media; mobile technology; patent litigation; content licensing; spyware; software development agreements; open source and technology-related litigation.

  • Information Technology, 2007

  • About Peter Brown

    Admitted: 1974, New York

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association, Computer Litigation Committee, Litigation Section, Former Co-Chair
    • New York State Bar Association, Computer and Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, Former Chair
    • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Former Chair
    • New York City Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • International Technology Law Association, former Board Member
    • Lincoln Center Education, Board of Directors, Member
    • The American Friends of the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Board of Directors, Founding Member, 2011
    • Citizens Committee for New York City, Board of Directors, Member
    • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Counsels' Council, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Should We Kill the Dinosaurs or Will They Die of Natural Causes, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1999
    • Co-Presenter, The Internet-Is It Broadcasting?, Touro Law Review, Technology Industry, 1997
    • Practicing Law Institute's seminar Cloud Computing, Co-Chair, 2011
    • Practicing Law Institute's seminar Cloud Computing, Co-Chair, 2010
    • Practicing Law Institute's annual "Information Technology Institute," Co-Chair, 1995-2012
    • Practicing Law Institute's seminar on Technology for Lawyers, Co-Chair, 2012
    • Practicing Law Institute's seminar on Technology for Lawyers, Co-Chair, 2011
    • Don't Rush to Court When Your Computer Fails, Harvard Business Review

    Representative Clients:

    • Northstar Risk Corp.
    • Florida Hospital
    • Soft Computer Consultants, Inc.
    • Danske Bank A/S
    • Broadview Networks, Inc.
    • Bowne & Co., Inc.
    • Perot Systems Corporation
    • Arrow Electronics, Inc.
    • Webster Bank
    • Chubb Insurance
    • New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Inc.
    • WMG, Inc.
    • ITRS America, Inc.
    • Micro Devices, Inc.
    • The Walt Disney Company
    • ALM Media LLC (American Lawyer)
    • Armanta, Inc.

    Educational Background:

    • Dartmouth College, BA

    Industry Groups

    • International Technology Law Association
    • New York City Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
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    Office Location for Peter Brown

    488 Madison Avenue
    18th Floor
    New York, NY 10022

    Phone: 212-939-6440

    Fax: 212-939-6417


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