Award-winning thought leadership

Peter Brown has long been a leader in applying the law to the ever-changing needs of computer technology and the internet. Through his extensive writing and frequent lectures before legal professionals and industry leaders he has influenced how lawyers think about, and practice, in the field of information technology law. His monthly articles in the New York Law Journal on information technology law have been published for 25+ years and are widely cited by other authors and the courts.

Mr. Brown is frequently invited as a speaker before professional organizations. For over a decade he has organized and lectured at the Practising Law Institute’s annual “Information Technology Institute”. He has also organized other specialized programs for PLI and has appeared as a guest lecturer in PLI programs devoted to intellectual property. Mr. Brown has been invited to speak before numerous bar associations including the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the Amercian Bar Association. For the International Technology Law Association he has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. An avid traveler, Mr. Brown has been an invited as a speaker in eight countries outside the United States.

Mr. Brown was one of the founders of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, a pioneering New York-based law firm which focused on technology law. That firm set the standard for practice in technology law. It trained dozens of lawyers who currently serve as industry leaders in technology-related fields in New York and across the United States.


Co-Author, Computer Law: Drafting and Negotiating Forms and Agreements, Law Journal Seminars-Press, 1984, annually updated.

Co-Author, Emerging Technologies and the Law: Forms and Analysis, Law Journal Seminars-Press, 1994, annually updated.

Author, “Spyware and Pretexting: Recent Developments,” The Computer & Internet Lawyer, June 2007.

Author, “Bearing the Costs of Electronic Discovery,” NYS Bar Association: Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter, Winter 2003.

Co-Author of the following articles recently published in the New York Law Journal:

  • “EU’s ‘UsedSoft’ Ruling Tackles User Rights in Licensed Software”
  • January 15, 2012
  • “Video Privacy Protection Act Meets New Technology,” December 11, 2012.
  • “Legal Implications of Hyperlinking,” November 6, 2012.
  • “Analyzing Claims Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,” October 9, 2012.
  • “The Next Generation of File-Sharing: Cyberlockers,” September 11, 2012.
  • “Privacy Issues Concerning GPS Technology,” August 7, 2012.
  • “Social Network Game Development,” July 10, 2012.
  • “Hard Drive Encryption and the Fifth Amendment,” June 12, 2012.
  • “Analyzing Developments Involving Software Patents,” May 5, 2012.
  • “The ITC and Trade Secret Misappropriation,” April 10, 2012.
  • “Analyzing Novel Issues in Internet Jurisdiction,” March 6, 2012.
  • “Emerging Issues in Children’s Online Privacy,” February 7, 2012.
  • “Proving Contributory Online Trademark Infringement,” January 10, 2012.