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Peter Brown has focused on Information Technology matters and commercial litigation in large national law firms and specialized boutiques for over 25 years.  He is currently the principal of Peter Brown & Associates PLLC (also known as BrownTechLegal). The firms concentrates on Information Technology, Intellectual Property and general business practice.


The 2016 edition of  "The Best Lawyers in America" publication honored him as the "Lawyer of the Year" in Information Technology Law for New York City.  The 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal named him one of the top five Information Technology Lawyers in the US.


Mr. Brown has experience in a wide variety of litigations relating to the Internet, computer technology, data security and Intellectual Property.  In addition, Mr. Brown acts as an arbitrator and mediator on IT and IP matters.


Throughout his career he has drafted and negotiated a broad array of agreements relating to the Internet, outsourcing, cloud computing, software development and e-commerce.  He counsels clients on cybersecurity matters.


Mr. Brown co-authored the leading treatises Emerging Technologies and the Law and Computer Law.


Mr. Brown is regularly featured as a speaker on technology law matters for the Practising Law Institute, the International Technology Law Association and numerous bar associations.


Contact info

Peter Brown & Associates PLLC

488 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY, 10022

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 30%
  2. Arbitration: 30%
  3. Privacy: 20%
  4. Internet: 20%


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Association namePosition nameDuration
International Technology Law AssociationMember1990 - Present
Association of the Bar of New York CityFormer Chair,Computer Law CommitteeN/A
New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation SectionSection Chair- 2400 members2008 - 2009
American Bar AssociationFormer Committee Co-Chair2000 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
Computer Law:Drafting and Negotiating Forms and Agreements1000
Emerging Technologies and the Law:Forms & Analysis.1000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Dartmouth CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968