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Information Technology Law Institute 2014: Cybersecurity, Mobile Payments, Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things

Author(s): Marc S. Roth, Peter Brown
Practice Area: Intellectual Property, Privacy & Cybersecurity
Published: Apr 2014
PLI Item #: 51397
CHB Spine #: G1178

Peter Brown has focused on Information Technology matters in large national law firms and specialized boutiques in New York for over 25 years. He is currently the principal of Peter Brown & Associates PLLC, a New York based law firm concentrating in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and general business practice.

Recently, “The Best Lawyers in America” ® publication honored him as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Information Technology Law 2015-2016 for New York City.

Mr. Brown has experience in a wide variety of litigations 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, software development, 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 2016 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

Marc Roth is a partner in the Media, Technology and Advertising division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Co-Chair of the TCPA Compliance and Class Action Defense Group, resident in the firm’s New York office.   Marc has over 25 years of experience in consumer advertising and marketing law, having served at the Federal Trade Commission upon graduating law school and most recently as chief compliance counsel for a Time Warner company, before joining Manatt.  He is ranked by Chambers as a leading U.S. lawyer for his Advertising Transactional work.

Clients ranging from Fortune 100 and 500 companies to start-up firms turn to Marc for his expertise in privacy, social media, telemarketing, claim substantiation, continuity and negative option marketing, and loyalty programs.   He also counsels clients on various transactional matters, and guides them through federal and state government investigations. He frequently speaks and writes about privacy, social media and telemarketing issues.

Marc has decades of experience counseling clients on privacy matters, including drafting and amending online and offline privacy policies and advising on how data may be collected, shared and used in partner marketing arrangements. He advises on laws governing data use and security, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, Video Privacy Protection Act, HIPAA, CAN-SPAM Act and the E.U. Data Protection Directive.  He has served as faculty and chairperson at legal and business privacy conferences and is often called upon to assist leading industry trade associations in preparing comments on FTC privacy-related rulemakings.

In the marketing arena, Marc counsels clients on developing and managing telemarketing and e-mail campaigns in compliance with the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, CAN –SPAM, and applicable state laws. He advises companies on how to develop and manage free trial, negative option and continuity marketing programs in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and credit card processing rules.   Marc also counsels clients on conducting marketing campaigns conducted through online social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others.

Last, Marc represents clients before federal and state regulatory authorities by responding to complaints, inquiries, investigations, subpoenas and civil investigative demands, and negotiating settlements with such bodies.