David S. Brown is an attorney in New York City. Mr. Brown has a broad practice that includes experience with media and technology, intellectual property, securities law, real estate, white collar defense, entertainment, employment, debtor-creditor proceedings, CERCLA-related disputes, privacy and data protection, antitrust and other matters. His practice also includes conducting U.S. and foreign internal investigations and responding to regulatory inquiries and proceedings.
For over a decade, Mr. Brown practiced with Morrison & Foerster, where he was Of Counsel. His work includes counsel to a top news and media executive in connection with U.S. and U.K. inquiries into “phone hacking” by overseas news publications; assisting Apple in its landmark infringement suit against Samsung over smartphone and tablet technologies; conducting a global anti-money laundering investigation on behalf of a leading E.U. bank resulting in multiple regulatory settlements and enactment of numerous remedial and internal control improvements; and litigations and restructurings related to financing of television, radio and print media companies in emerging democracies, among other matters.
Mr. Brown has also received multiple awards for his pro bono work. Mr. Brown, for instance, was counsel to Amnesty International and the Center for Constitutional Rights in longstanding litigation against the CIA and other government agencies concerning the government’s secret detention, extraordinary rendition and “enhanced interrogation techniques” program. He and his family are also active in environmental causes and have granted numerous conservation easements covering acres of farmland and forests in the United States and Canada.
He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with his wife, Liz, and three children, Ella, Isaiah and Julian.