Matthew M. Brown’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of businesses in complex commercial litigation, as well as on certain governmental investigations and regulatory enforcement matters.
He has represented several Fortune 500 companies in consumer class actions, antitrust and unfair competition litigation, intellectual property litigation and commercial contract disputes.
He also represents venture capital funds, cryptocurrency businesses and startups dealing with commercial litigation issues and governmental investigations.
Matt’s representative matters include:
- Representation of large and small businesses in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations, including follow-on civil litigation;
- Representation of Google, Facebook, Sony, Nike and others in a range of consumer class actions, which includes denial of class certification in Facebook’s first ever class certification decision;
- Representation of NVIDIA, Phoenix and other technology businesses in major intellectual property disputes with competitors;
- Representation of cryptocurrency, DLT and fintech businesses on various litigation and prelitigation matters, including where users’ funds are lost or stolen;
- Representation of venture capital funds and startups on a range of topics, including securities cases; and
- Providing counsel to Internet, social media and other businesses on a wide range of issues, including consumer privacy, licensing and various contractual matters.
Matt is also active in Cooley’s pro bono practice, with a particular emphasis on the representation of lowincome tenants in unlawful detainer and eviction actions. During law school, he was an editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal. He was a four-year starter on the varsity baseball team at Williams College.
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