As with the firm’s professional clients, Brown places special emphasis on the defense of insurers in complex and often nasty insurance coverage disputes around the country. The firm’s willingness to try cases to verdict and experience doing so is often helpful to the firm’s insurer clients at all stages of a dispute.
Brown is especially proud of their record defending professionals in jury trials. Brown’s clients include doctors, nurses, hospitals, lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, and financial advisors. As a result of the firm’s experience, Brown strives to be compassionate to the firm’s clients and relentlessly aggressive to the firm’s opponents in malpractice cases.
The firm frequently defends architects, engineers of all disciplines, and builders in construction disputes arising from major projects. The firm’s jury trial experience in this field includes design and construction defects, fraud, unfair trade practices, water infiltration, and mold cases.
The firm has defended many high exposure personal injury cases, including jury trials and appeals arising in a variety of fields. The firm’s jury trials include cases where the damages sought exceeded $10,000,000.
Brown has defended private and public entities in debt collection, civil rights, wage and hour, mass tort, products liability, and high technology software class actions at both the class certification and merits stages.
Employers from around the country and their insurers frequently seek Brown’s representation in disputes that involve nearly every type of employment matter, including whistle-blower, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, workplace violence, covenants not to compete, employment contracts, OSHA, and ERISA. Brown has also handled significant constitutional and civil rights cases, including the defense of the employment decisions rendered by local and county governments and other governmental entities such as housing authorities and health departments. Brown has defended law enforcement and correctional facility personnel in excessive force and deliberate indifference to medical needs actions. Brown has represented public employers in trial and appellate courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Brown is often called upon to protect business entities and their respective officers and directors from plaintiffs or competitors. Brown’s experience includes shareholder derivative actions, the defense of cases involving trade secrets and unfair competition practices, challenges to corporate ownership or transfers, business judgment rule issues, corporate espionage, and fraud.
The Brown crisis team represents corporations and professional services firms forced to address the death, impairment, deceit, dishonesty, or misconduct of a partner or employee.
The Brown crisis team represents and advises professionals of all types and disciplines before courts, licensure boards and regulatory agencies when questions of competence, ethics, or compliance threaten a professional’s reputation, licensure, or standing.
The Brown crisis team represents and advises executives facing threats to their personal and business reputations and careers. This important legal work takes the form of private advice and counsel, negotiations, or defense in civil actions.
"There is no instance of a nation having benefitted from prolonged warfare.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War. The same is true for litigation. The axiom that only the lawyers benefit from protracted battles is, sadly, too often (if not always) true. If you want an end to your conflict, if you want resolution; if you want to achieve peace and are willing to truly commit yourself to an open, honest, unique, and valuable mechanism to explore compromise, we are here to help. Our collaboration team utilizes the principles and mechanisms espoused by the Harvard Negotiation Project and negotiation visionaries such as Roger Fisher and William Ury. If “Yes” is what you’re looking to secure, let us help you get there through our creation of solutions that are individually crafted for you, the other constituents, and your particular issues and concerns.
Our firm has led and participated in countless mediations of all shapes and sizes. We have a “tried and true” mediation method and philosophy that can be molded to fit any case, any conflict, and any dispute in a cost-effective and timely fashion. Likewise, we have represented claimants and respondents in numerous significant arbitrations through final award, sometimes on as short a notice as two weeks’ time. Our experiences include local and international arbitration.
Our firm has provided mediator services in a variety of private professional and commercial settings.