- J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1998
- B.A. The University of Michigan, 1993
- Intern, the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Daniel Brown is a partner in the Business Trial and Antitrust Practice Groups in the firm's New York office. He is also the Co-Chairperson of the firm's Electronic Discovery Group. In addition, Mr. Brown is the Chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Brown regularly represents clients in high stakes, complex, commercial litigations and arbitrations, including consumer class actions. He has particular experience litigating significant business disputes involving claims arising from the antitrust and securities laws, and contracts, joint ventures, and partnerships.
Mr. Brown also frequently counsels parties in the hospitality industry, where he represents owners, franchisees, and brand managers in disputes arising from management and franchise agreements.
Mr. Brown is the U.S. National Contributor on the latest U.S. developments in antitrust private enforcement for the Global Competition Litigation Review, a leading private enforcement journal on the European market.
Mr. Brown also is the author of a comprehensive chapter on U.S. antitrust and federal civil procedure in International and Comparative Competition Litigation, a treatise comparing the competition laws in over 20 jurisdictions world-wide.
- Mr. Brown was a member of the pro bono team at Sheppard Mullin receiving the 2011 Frankel Award from Human Rights First for their successful representation of Abdalmageed Haroun, a prominent human rights activist and former Sudanese prisoner. In the Sudan, Mr. Haroun's work focused on women's rights, the plight of internally displaced refugees, and the victims of the conflict in Darfur. As a result of his selfless and heroic efforts, Mr. Haroun was detained for months, persecuted, tortured, and threatened with death by the Sudanese government, forcing him to flee the country. The firm represented Mr. Haroun in connection with his application for asylum in the United States.
- Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers, 2011
- BCID v. Bloomberg, 11-cv-6690 (S.D.N.Y.). Successfully represented and tried a case on behalf of a class of all persons with disabilities in New York City alleging that New York City has failed to adequately plan for people with disabilities in emergencies.
- In re MSR Resort Golf Course, LLC, 11-10372 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) and In re M Waikiki (D. HI.). Successfully represented Marriott in two high profile litigations arising from termination of hotel management agreements.
- Cohen vs. T Mobile USA, Inc. et. al, 10cv02913 (E.D.N.Y.). Obtained a pre-answer and pre-motion dismissal on behalf of T-Mobile USA, Inc. in a case alleging violations of New York General Business Law § 349.
- Kalimantano GmbH, et. al v. WatchNetwork.com, Twitter Inc., et. al, 13 -560 (S.D.N.Y.). Successfully represented WatchNetwork.com in case alleging violations of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, defamation, damage to business reputation, and invasion of privacy in connection with information on the defendants’ websites.
- Respira Health LLC v. Med Biogene, Inc., 650365/2011 (Sup. Ct. NY. Co.). Successfully defended biotech company against lost profits claims arising from alleged breaches of a letter of intent.
- Banxcorp v. Bankrate Inc., 2:07-cv-03398 (D.N.J). Successfully represented LendingTree against antitrust claims.
- Member of litigation and trial team for Samsung Electronics in the largest ever civil antitrust case.
- In re SRAM Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1819 (2006-present): National counsel defending civil price-fixing class actions regarding computer memory chips.
- Camofi Master LDC, et al. v. Advanced Cell Technology, Inc., Index No. 652816-2011 (N.Y . Sup. Ct. 2013); Cranshire Capital Master Fund, Ltd., 11 Civ. 8755 (DLC)(JCF)(S.D.N.Y. 2012); Black Mountain Equities, Inc. v. Advanced Cell Technology, Inc., 11 Civ. 7305 (PAE) (S.D.N.Y. 2012); Alpha Capital Anstalt v. Advanced Cell Technology, Inc., 09 Civ. 670 (LAK) (S.D.N.Y. 2012). Defended biotechnology company in lawsuits alleging failure to honor convertible note and warrant obligations. Obtained favorable settlement of each lawsuit.
- Blue Tree Hotels Investment (Canada) Ltd. v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., 369 F.3d 212 (2d Cir. 2004). Successfully argued the appeal before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which resulted in the dismissal of alleged antitrust violations against the defendants arising from purported violations of the Robinson-Patman Act.
- Lead litigator for the indenture trustee for $1.7 billion in notes in the Adelphia bankruptcy proceedings.
- Represented hotel managers and owners in litigations and arbitrations concerning the termination of hotel management agreements.
- Successfully defeated an action seeking injunctive relief and the attachment of the assets of an apparel company.
- Represented an inventor of computer software and business owner in an arbitration arising from the purchase of his business and software.
- Represented a multinational conglomerate corporation in an international arbitration concerning a distribution and licensing agreement.
- Represented an appliance manufacturer in an international arbitration concerning the termination of an exclusive distributorship.
- Represented a cell phone manufacturer concerning its rights under a joint-venture agreement.
- In Hall v. New York Roadrunners Club, 99-Civ.-4122 (E.D.N.Y.): Lead counsel for Plaintiffs, a lawsuit brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act in connection with the running of the New York City Marathon. The historic settlement of that lawsuit included equal treatment for wheelchair athletes in the largest spectator event in the world.
- Mr. Brown has made significant contributions to cases that have been reported in the New York Law Journal, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Mr. Brown has also appeared on CNN, NBC and Court TV.
- Mr. Brown has been a featured speaker at hospitality, antitrust, electronic discovery and other Continuing Legal Education programs.
- New York Law Journal, September 24, 2012
- New York Law Journal, April 16, 2012
- New York Law Journal, July 18, 2011
- Former Student Athletes’ Right of Publicity and Antitrust Claims Will Proceed Against the NCAA and Electronic ArtsSports Litigation Alert, June 3, 2011
- “UNITED STATES,” International and Comparative LitigationKluwer Law International, 2011
- Former Athletes Seek A Share of NCAA Licensing ProfitSports Litigation Alert, March 12, 2010
- Understanding the potential uses of social networking sites should be considered when preparing for litigationNew York Law Journal, September 8, 2009
- ‘Koehler’ provides greater New York state access to banks for collection.New York Law Journal, July 20, 2009
- HotelExecutive.com, June 1, 2009
- Hotel Executive, April 1, 2009
- HotelExecutive.com, December 1, 2008
- Has the Litigation Boom BegunHotelExecutive.com, July 1, 2008
- Hotel Executive.com, March 1, 2008
- November 28, 2005
Antitrust Law Blog Posts
- "Plaintiffs' Failure To Satisfy FTAIA's "Two-Step Dance" Results In Dismissal Of Foreign Purchase Claims," June 3, 2010
- "eBay Auction Sellers' Bid For Class Certification Rejected," April 28, 2010
- "Second Circuit Court of Appeals Rules That Antitrust Complaint Satisfies Twombly Pleading Standards," February 17, 2010
- "Air Cargo Class Action to Proceed -- District Court Overrules Twombly Dismissal Recommendation," October 12, 2009
- "The Third Circuit Clarifies the "Rigorous Analysis" Courts Must Apply In Class Certification," February 10, 2009
- "California Court of Appeal Drops The Other Shoe: Pass-on Defense Viable," August 15, 2008
- "Hospital Lacks Antitrust Standing to Pursue Claims Against Johnson & Johnson Where, Pursuant to an Agreement with J&J, Hospital Purchased Products from a Distributor," June 9, 2008
- "Antitrust Class Action Monopolization Claims Against eBay Will Proceed; Tying Arrangement Claims Dismissed," April 7, 2008
- "The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Most of the State of Washington's Regulations on the Sales of Alcoholic Beverages," March 12, 2008
Class Action Defense Strategy Blog Posts
- "Second Circuit Rejects $2 Billion Class Action Award Against The Republic of Argentina," June 8, 2010
- "The United States Supreme Court Rules That Class Arbitration Is Improper When Parties To An Arbitration Agreement Have Not Explicitly Authorized Class Arbitration," May 11, 2010
- "Multimillion Dollar Class Action Settlements Approved In Insurance Brokerage Litigations," October 5, 2009
Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts
- "Second Circuit Holds that Federal Common Law Prohibits Trading By Insiders of a Cayman Islands Corporation While In Possession of Material Nonpublic Information," February 4, 2014
New York Commercial Division Round Up Blog Posts
- "Monetary Threshold For Commencing Cases In Manhattan’s Commercial Division Raised to $500,000," February 7, 2014
- "Subpoena of AOL Senior Executive Under the "Apex Rule" Disallowed Absent Special Knowledge," March 6, 2013
- "Court Provides Guidance for Seeking Damages Arising From Trades of Distressed Claims," August 13, 2012
- The American Lawyer Daily, January 6, 2014
- Advocates for the Disabled Seek Outside Expert to Examine NYC Disaster-Response ProceduresNew York Law Journal, March 12, 2013
- New York Taxi Workers Alliance, December 5, 2012
- Law360, February 12, 2012
- New York Law Journal, February 10, 2012
- Law360, June 8, 2010
- New York Times, May 25, 2010
- "Back to the Future: Revisiting Class Certification in In Re: Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation Under the Standards Enunciated in In Re: Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation," New York State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section Annual Meeting, January 26, 2012
- Seton Hall University School of Law -- Room 373; One Newark Center; Newark, New Jersey, April 20, 2011
- W New York, November 10, 2010
- Teleconference 1:00 - 2:30pm, June 15, 2010
- Strafford Publications, Inc., November 11, 2009
- November 5, 2009
- Member, President's Committee on Access to Justice, New York State Bar Association
- Hotel Business Review, Editorial Board Member 2009 and 2010
- Member, Antitrust Law Section, New York State Bar Association
- Member, Class Action Committee of the Antitrust Law Section, New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust
- New York State Bar Association