Mr. Brown’s work has included negotiating employment and other media agreements with the largest media and entertainment companies in the United States, including with iHeartMedia, Inc. (f/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Inc.), Univision Communications, Inc., and Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., to name a few. Mr. Brown has also appeared on a variety of nationally syndicated television and radio shows to discuss cutting edge issues in sports, entertainment, and media law.
In the courtroom, Mr. Brown has achieved more than $60 million in jury verdicts, settlements and final judgments. Amongst his jury trial victories are two that garnered Mr. Brown the recognition of Most Effective Lawyer in 2010 and 2012 by the Daily Business Review’s Annual Most Effective Lawyer publication. And, in 2013 Mr. Brown was named among the ALM Daily Business Review’s 2013 Rising Stars, a list recognizing Florida’s 40 most promising lawyers under the age of 40 who have “wielded influence in their practice areas in South Florida and beyond.” In 2016, Mr. Brown helped negotiate a confidential settlement on behalf of his client, Uber Promotions, Inc., in a trademark lawsuit brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. wherein Mr. Brown and his team argued that his client had superior rights to the Uber trademark. Mr. Brown has been involved with many other cases as trial counsel where he has handled issues ranging from insurance coverage disputes to false advertising claims, federal Lanham Act claims, trade secret misappropriation claims, as well as trademark, copyright and patent infringement claims.
From 2007-2010, Mr. Brown prosecuted a three- year long patent infringement litigation against The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., where he successfully proved that The Home Depot engaged in willful patent infringement. The jury awarded his client $15 million following a nearly month long jury trial, followed by additional awards in the amount of $3 million in punitive damages, $2.8 million in attorneys’ fees, and $3.1 million of prejudgment interest being imposed on top of the jury’s verdict by the presiding federal district court judge. Ultimately, the case was appealed to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal in Washington, D.C. where the trial court’s decision and jury verdict were affirmed in all respects, and Home Depot was required to pay the entire verdict amount of nearly $25 million. See Powell v. Home Depot, US District Court, Southern District of Florida, Case No. 07-80435-CIV Hurley/Hopkins. Mr. Brown also prosecuted a trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement claim against a large life insurance corporation headquartered in New York where he successfully proved that the defendant companies intentionally misappropriated his clients’ intellectual property. That case resulted in a $26 million jury award that included $10 million in punitive damages. This case was recognized in New York as the number one largest Intellectual Property litigation verdict in New York for 2011 and the number five verdict overall in 2011. This case was also noticed as one of the top 100 verdicts in the United States in 2011.
See Member Services v. Security Mutual,
District Court, Northern District of New York, Case
No. 3:06-cv-01164 (TJM/DEP).
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Brown has handle several appellate cases. Mr. Brown’s skills as an appellate lawyer emanate from his serving as a staff attorney for The Honorable Melanie G. May, a judge with Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal. Mr. Brown also served as law clerk for The Honorable Linnea R. Johnson, a Federal U.S. Magistrate Judge with the Southern District of Florida, and, during law school, as a litigation clerk with the economic crimes section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami.
Outside of his legal work, Mr. Brown remains an active member of the Broward County business community. Mr. Brown has been nominated, and proudly serves, as a member of the board of directors for the Jim Moran Youth Automotive Training Center, a charity geared towards helping at-risk youth in the community. Mr. Brown is also involved with the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Broward Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Nativity Catholic Church Men’s Club.
Mr. Brown holds a law degree, magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, where he graduated in the top four percent of his class. During law school, he was the senior staff editor for Nova’s Journal of International and Comparative Law, and served as the competitions coordinator for Nova’s Moot Court Honor Society. In addition, Mr. Brown was the recipient of the Goodwin Scholar award, a full-academic scholarship awarded to those with high academic excellence and strong community involvement. He was also awarded first place for best oral advocate at the E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition in 2002, and was nominated Best Individual Attorney at the William W. Daniel National Mock Trial Competition in 2002. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.