Mr. Brown’s work on behalf of clients includes:
- Representing a mutual fund investment adviser in two lawsuits alleging that it violated Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. In one case, the court dismissed all claims against our client. In the other case, the court granted summary judgment in our client’s favor. Both decisions are currently on appeal.
- Representing a pharmaceutical company and its current CEO and CFO in a securities class action alleging that they violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by making materially misleading statements and omissions about the marketing of one of the company’s products. The court dismissed all claims against our client.
- Representing an information technology company and its current CEO and CFO in a securities class action alleging that they violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by making materially misleading statements and omissions that purportedly concealed violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
- Representing a public SaaS company and certain of its officers in a securities class action alleging that they violated the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by making materially misleading statements and omissions about the company’s customers.
- Representing former SAC Capital portfolio manager, Mathew Martoma, in criminal and civil actions brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission, which accused Mr. Martoma of participating in the largest-ever insider trading scheme.
- Representing Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. and related entities in a civil action brought in the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court, alleging fraudulent inducement, misrepresentation, and breach of contract.
In addition to his other client work, Mr. Brown has represented a juvenile criminal defendant during the appeal of her commitment order in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
In 2015, Mr. Brown gained significant trial experience during a six-month secondment with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where he served as an Assistant District Attorney. During that time, he prosecuted numerous felony and misdemeanor cases and conducted jury and bench trials.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Brown served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Roger Titus, Senior U.S. District Judge of U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.