Peter Brown

Peter Brown & Associates PLLC
260 Madison Avenue
16th Floor
New York, New York 10016


Areas Of Practice

Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Complex Civil
Computer and Software
Intellectual Property
Internet Law
Non Compete
Unfair Competition


Peter Brown maintains an active practice in the fields of information technology, cyber security, technology-related transactions, intellectual property and civil litigation. He has broad experience in alternative dispute resolution as an arbitrator, mediator and advocate.  Mr. Brown is the principal of Peter Brown & Associates PLLC, a New York boutique law firm.  Previously, he was a founding partner of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLC where he practiced for over 27 years (1979-2006).  He was also a partner at Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLC (2006-2008) and BakerHostetler LLC (2008-2013).

Mr. Brown is widely recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in the field of information technology and intellectual property.  “The Best Lawyers in America”® publication honored Mr. Brown as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Information Technology Law 2018 for New York City. “The Best Law Firms in America” ® publication rated in firm, Peter Brown & Associates PLLC as a “First Tier” national practice in the fields of Technology and Information Technology Law for 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

Arbitration and Mediation

Peter Brown has used alternate dispute resolution procedures as an important part of his legal practice.  For over a decade he has served as an arbitrator and mediator.  Mr. Brown currently serves on the Large Complex Case Panel of the American Arbitration Association and the Panel of Neutrals of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”).  There are less than 600 ICDR Panel Members world-wide. As an arbitrator he has served as a Panel Chair, Panel Member or sole arbitrator on over sixty matters in the past five years. He has been appointed to decide disputes relating to international patent licenses, data breaches, patent indemnities, distribution agreements, software and website development agreements, manufacturing defect claims, software ownership, franchise agreements, music licenses, breach of contract claims and trade secret claims. Mr. Brown has served as private mediator on a variety of Information Technology disputes.

Information Technology Transactions

Throughout his career Mr. Brown has also been lead counsel in transactions involving information technology and the Internet has established him as a leading counselor in the structuring and implementation of a wide variety of technology and Internet systems.  systems, electronic commerce, cloud computing, data analytics, intellectual property, content distribution, mobile phone apps, outsourcing, patent licensing, and hardware purchases.  His deep understanding of legal issues regarding information.

Litigation practice

Technology and the protection of intellectual property has been a focus of Mr. Brown's commercial litigation practice throughout his career.  He has appeared in federal and state courts across the United States as lead counsel and he has represented parties in numerous arbitrations.  Some of his cases were landmark disputes which set new legal standards in technology-related litigation.  On behalf of foreign companies, he has provided counsel on risk analysis, litigation strategy, settlement alternatives and, where necessary, defended against claims made by U.S. business partners.

Mr. Brown's litigated disputes have covered a broad spectrum of matters including: information technology, intellectual property, data breaches, copyright infringement, computer software, breach of technology services agreements, theft of data and trade secret disputes.


Dartmouth College, BA
Columbia University, School of Law, JD

Honors: Peter Brown has been identified as a thought leader in the field of Information Technology and entrepreneurship.  He has been recognized by his peers for professional accomplishments, including the following:

Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report, ranked Peter Brown & Associates as a First-Tier national practice in the fields of Information Technology and Technology Law. (2017, 2018, 2019)

Best Lawyers in America ® Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law for New York City (2015, 2018).

Super Lawyers, New York Metro Area, Technology Transactions (2006-20019)

Chambers USA (2012-18) Technology and Outsourcing.

Who’s Who Legal 2016, honored as one of the five “Most Highly Regarded” lawyers in the United States in the field of Information Technology Law.

New York Better Business Bureau, rated A+ (2016, 2017, 2018)


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

P: 212-939-6440
E: [email protected] 
11/10/2018 8:19:25 PM
Description: Publications: Mr. Brown has been published widely for over twenty-five years on topics relating to Information Technology and Intellectual Property. Many of these papers have been circulated to supplement his speeches to the Practising Law