David M. Brown

Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

David Brown is a member of the firm's Chambers USA-ranked privacy and data protection team. He also maintains a general litigation practice, with additional experience in class action and complex commercial litigation. David counsels companies on a range of data privacy issues across federal and state laws, providing companies with practical solutions that minimize regulatory and litigation risk.

Select Experience

  • Develops information security schedules, along with negotiation guidance for use by in-house counsel. 
  • Served as defense counsel in a consumer protection/privacy class action suit involving alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violation.
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Experience

  • Develops information security schedules, along with negotiation guidance for use by in-house counsel. 
  • Served as defense counsel in a consumer protection/privacy class action suit involving alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violation.
  • Counsels clients on all aspects of data security incident evaluations and responses, including investigating security systems to determine cause(s) of breach, identifying types of affected data, and analyzing applicable international, federal and state laws that govern notice obligations.
  • Defended a Fortune 200 company in state and federal courts. Prepared a motion to dismiss, successfully obtaining dismissal of a breach of contract case from federal court.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Community

  • SeniorLAW Center: Board of Directors

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Vining, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2012 to 2013)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York: AUSA Intern (2012)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., New York Law School, 2012; magna cum laude; New York Law School Law Review, Executive Editor
  • M.C.R.P., University of Cincinnati, 2009
  • B.A., Public Policy, Cleveland State University, 2007, summa cum laude

Blog

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Data Privacy Monitor
A New Tax Season, but the Same W-2 Spear Phishing Scam
By David M. Brown
January 22, 2018
According to the IRS, the IRS saw the number of businesses, public schools, universities, tribal governments and nonprofits victimized by W-2 scams increase to 200 in 2017 from 50 in 2016. Those 200 victims translated into several hundred...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Delaware Revamps Its State Data Breach Notification Statute
By David M. Brown
August 23, 2017
On Aug. 17, 2017, Delaware revamped its existing data breach notification statute. In doing so, Delaware became the second state (joining Connecticut) to mandate offering individuals affected by a breach of security involving Social...
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Data Privacy Monitor
IoT Device Maker Settles Class Claims for $3.75 Million
By David M. Brown
April 6, 2017
In one of the first Internet of Things (IoT) class action settlements, the maker of a Bluetooth-enabled personal vibrator agreed to settle privacy class claims for $3.75 million. The We-Vibe product allows a user to connect the product to...
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Data Privacy Monitor
FINRA Seeks Comment on Blockchain
By David M. Brown
January 26, 2017
On Jan. 18, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) became the latest organization to weigh in on distributed ledger technology (DLT), also known as blockchain. Recognizing the growing interest and potential benefits...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Latest Data Breach Settlement Illustrates Need for Companies to Prioritize Cybersecurity
By David M. Brown
August 24, 2016
On Aug. 5, 2016, the New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, announced a $100,000 settlement with an e-retailer following an investigation of a data breach that resulted in the potential exposure of more than 25,000 credit card...
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