Peter Brown

Top rated alternative dispute resolution attorney in New York, New York

Peter Brown & Associates, PLLC
Peter Brown
Peter Brown & Associates, PLLC

Practice Areas: Alternative dispute resolution, Technology transactions, Intellectual property; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1974

Education: Columbia Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

Peter Brown & Associates, PLLC

260 Madison Avenue
16th Floor
New York, NY 10016 Visit website


Peter Brown is the principal of Peter Brown & Associates LLP. His practice involves all aspects of counseling on issues relating to Information Technology.

Mr. Brown serves as an arbitrator on complex technology and business matters.  He has been the panel Chair on multi-million dollar claims relating to international patent licenses, failed software projects, corporate joint technology ventures and failed telecommunications projects. As the sole arbitrator, Mr. Brown has heard cases involving website development contracts, medical devices, franchising, licensing of toy designs, social media contracts, medical equipment, music licensing and computer component manufacturing. He has served on over 90 arbitrations in past ten years.

As technology counsel he provides services in data security, intellectual property, privacy and e-commerce; negotiation of contracts relating to all aspects of content distribution and commerce on the Internet; trademark and patent applications; negotiation of contracts relating to software and patent licensing, software development and cloud computing. Mr. Brown advises a number of foreign companies on technology issues, licensing, employment law and practical aspects of doing business in the United States. 

He has served as  lead counsel in litigation involving information technology, intellectual property, theft of trade secrets, theft of website content, employment law and related commercial disputes.  He has conducted trials in state and federal courts across the United States. 

He is a member of both the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Panel of Neutrals for large commercial cases.  

For over 25 years he was a partner at large national law firms.  He is the co-author of two books on Information Technology Law.  He writes a monthly column for the New York Law Journal on technology law.

Practice areas

Alternative dispute resolution, Technology transactions, Intellectual property, Intellectual property litigation

Focus areas

Arbitration, Internet, Science and technology law

  • 50% Alternative dispute resolution
  • 30% Technology transactions
  • 10% Intellectual property
  • 10% Intellectual property litigation

First Admitted: 1974, New York

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Citizens Committee for New York City, Board of Directors, Member
  • International Technology Law Association, former Board Member
  • The American Friends of the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Board of Directors, Founding Member, 2011
Representative Clients:
  • eZ Systems US Inc.
  • Itiviti AB
  • Spec Simple, Inc.
  • Broadview Networks, Inc.
  • Florida Hospital
  • WMG, Inc.
  • Soft Computer Consultants, Inc.
  • ALM Media LLC (American Lawyer)
  • ITRS America, Inc.
  • Chubb Insurance
  • Danske Bank A/S
  • Armanta, Inc.
  • Micro Devices, Inc.
  • New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Inc.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Practicing Law Institute's annual "Information Technology Institute," Co-Chair, 1995-2012
  • Practicing Law Institute's seminar on Technology for Lawyers, Co-Chair, 2011
  • Practicing Law Institute's seminar on Technology for Lawyers, Co-Chair, 2012
  • Practicing Law Institute's seminar Cloud Computing, Co-Chair, 2010
  • Don't Rush to Court When Your Computer Fails, Harvard Business Review
  • Practicing Law Institute's seminar Cloud Computing, Co-Chair, 2011
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York City Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association, Computer Litigation Committee, Litigation Section, Former Co-Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (2600+ members), Former Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Former Chair
Educational Background:
  • Dartmouth College, BA
White Papers:
  • 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 Law (Monthly Column)--New York Law Journal, Information Technology, 1981
  • Information Technology, 2007
Industry Groups:
  • Business Consultants
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology Services
  • Investment Banking Technology Services
  • Medical Services Providers
  • Nuclear Services Providers Technology Start-ups
  • Radio Broadcasters
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Website and App Developers

Office location for Peter Brown

260 Madison Avenue
16th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-939-6440


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

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