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Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2016: Get Fluent in Technology

Author(s): Lori E. Lesser, Peter Brown
Practice Area: Intellectual Property, Privacy & Cybersecurity
Published: Nov 2016
PLI Item #: 149318
CHB Spine #: G1301

Peter Brown has focused on Information Technology law matters in national law firms for over 25 years. He is currently the principal of Peter Brown & Associates PLLC, a New York boutique law firm concentrating in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and arbitration.

“The Best Lawyers in America” ® publication honored him as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Information Technology Law 2017-2018 for New York City.

Mr. Brown has experience in a wide variety of litigations and arbitrations relating to the Internet, information technology and intellectual property. He regularly appears in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. In addition, Mr. Brown acts as an arbitrator and mediator on IT and IP matters.

Throughout his career he has drafted and negotiated a broad array of agreements relating to the Internet, outsourcing, cloud computing services, Internet apps and e-commerce.

Mr. Brown co-authored the leading treatises Emerging Technologies and the Law and Computer Law. He also co-authors a monthly column on Information Technology Law for the New York Law Journal.

Mr. Brown is regularly featured as a speaker at the International Technology Law Association, local bar associations and other professional organizations in the US and abroad.

The Best Lawyers in America 2017 edition (affiliated with U.S. News & World Report), rated Peter Brown & Associates PLLC a First Tier National Technology Law firm. Chambers USA, New York Metro Superlawyers and other ratings organization have all given Mr. Brown high ratings in the fields of IT and IP. For further information see

Lori Lesser is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she practices in the Litigation Department and is Head of the Intellectual Property Transactions Practice and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice.

Lori advises on all aspects of intellectual property, technology and privacy law, including corporate transactions, litigation and counseling in fields including media and entertainment, software and technology, financial information, apparel, retail and consumer products, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, Internet, mobile and social media services and nonprofits.  Her IP transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and secured financings, bankruptcy and restructurings, joint ventures, licensing, outsourcing, counseling and other strategic agreements. Her IP litigation practice comprises trial and appellate work and WIPO arbitrations.

Lori is consistently recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America (“Information Technology Lawyer of the Year” for New York City), “Top 50 Under 45” U.S. IP Lawyers (IP Law & Business magazine), “Top 45 Under 45” U.S. women lawyers (The American Lawyer), “20 Most Influential Women in IP Law” (Law360) and New York City’s top 100 lawyers and top 50 women lawyers (Super Lawyers). She has received the Burton Award for legal writing and the Award of Excellence from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Her IP work in private equity deals has been featured on the cover of IP Law & Business.

Lori has served as a David Rockefeller Fellow for New York City and serves on the boards of the Partnership Fund for New York City, GreaterNY and the Citizens Budget Commission. She is the immediate past president of the Harvard Law School Association of NYC and serves on its board and on the Executive Committee of the Harvard Class of 1988. She is on the Advisory Board of ChIPs (chief IP counsel), the Business Advisory Council of ProPublica and the Hunter College Pre-Law Advisory Board. She is a member of the New York Women’s Forum and a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association.

Lori graduated from Harvard University (A.B., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1988) and Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1993).