Matthew D. Brown


+1 415 693 2188

Matt Brown is a member of Cooley's commercial litigation, class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, and white collar and regulatory defense practice groups, and is co-chair of the privacy and data protection practice group. He has extensive experience defending companies in cases presenting novel issues arising from emerging technologies and business models, including many cases involving cutting-edge privacy and data security issues.

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  • Harvard Law School
    JD, cum laude, 1998

  • Cornell University
    AB, Philosophy
    with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1992

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • American Law Institute

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

  • Bar Association of San Francisco

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Rankings & Accolades

    Cybersecurity Docket: Top Incident Response Leader (2016)

    Legal 500 US: Data Protection and Privacy and Cyber Law (2016)

    Law360: Privacy Group of the Year (2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011)

    The Recorder: Litigation Department of the Year – Privacy (2015)

    Northern California Super Lawyers – Business Litigation (2013 - 2016)


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San Francisco, CA 94111-5800