Mr. Brown is a partner in Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP ("LB3") and Chairman of TechCaliber Consulting, LB3's telecommunications consulting affiliate. His practice focuses on the representation of medium and large companies in both their strategic planning and contract negotiations for telecommunications products and services and related technologies. He has been involved in some of the largest enterprise communications deals negotiated on behalf of clients such as Merrill Lynch, General Motors, United Air Lines, DuPont, and Aetna. On behalf of LB3's clients, Mr. Brown regularly negotiates agreements with the major telecommunications providers for global voice and data services, which often include VPNs and MPLS-based data network services, managed services (including hosting), encryption technology and other security services, global remote access services, and related software license agreements. He has also negotiated numerous enterprise agreements for local and wireless services, as well as agreements for the provision of air-to-ground communications for the commercial airline industry.
Mr. Brown has significant experience in the field of public safety and homeland security communications. He was instrumental in the development and negotiation of a nationwide emergency toll-free number for the nation's poison control centers, represented the City of New York as lead outside counsel in the development and negotiation of a state-of-the-art enhanced 911 public safety answering center and supporting communications infrastructure, and advised the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in their multi-million dollar acquisition of a digitized public safety radio system. He also frequently advises corporate clients on the legal requirements and best practices for providing employee access to 911 services, including legal and technical challenges associated with the implementation and use of softphones, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and wireless LANs/PBXs.
In regulatory matters, Mr. Brown regularly represents the interests of telecommunications users in a variety of federal regulatory proceedings at the Federal Communications Commission and advises enterprise telecom users about complex state and federal regulations, with specific expertise on privacy matters and issues related to E911.
While in law school, he won the William Minor Lile Moot Court competition and was Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He is recognized in Who's Who Legal as a Global Leader in Telecoms & Media.
- District of Columbia
- District of Columbia Court of Appeals
- New York
- Supreme Court of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
- Georgetown University, B.S.
- Federal Communications Bar Association
- American Bar Association