Matthew D. Brown

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Cooley Secures Appellate Victory for Important ‘Sharing Economy’ Platform

July 2, 2022

Cooley secured a significant victory for Turo, an online, peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace that connects car owners with users seeking cars, providing an important legal precedent for other online platforms and “sharing economy” companies. The Cooley team was led by partner Matthew D. Brown, who argued the appeal, along with partners Benjamin Kleine and Bethany Lobo. Ashley Kemper Corkery was the lead associate on the appeal phase of the case, and partner Michael Rhodes and former partner, US Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, provided invaluable insights.

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Matthew D. Brown
Partner, San Francisco
Bethany Lobo
Partner, San Francisco
Ashley Kemper Corkery
Special Counsel, San Francisco
Michael Rhodes
Partner, San Francisco

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Trial Victory in Unfair Competition Case for Uber

September 13, 2019

Secured victory for Uber in case brought by 34 taxi medallion-owning corporations that alleged unfair competition and conspiracy and sought over $400M in damages at trial. Complete defense verdict for Uber across the board, on both liability and damages.

Press coverage

"Law360's Weekly Verdict" – Law360

"Uber Presence In Boston Didn't Flout Mass. Law, Judge Rules" – Law360

"Wake Up Call" – The American Lawyer

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Michael Sheetz
Partner, Boston
Luke Cadigan
Partner in Charge – Boston, Boston
Adam Gershenson
Partner, Boston
Beatriz Mejia
Partner, San Francisco
Tim Cook
Associate, Boston
Elizabeth Wright
Special Counsel, Boston
Matthew D. Brown
Partner, San Francisco

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eBay Data Breach Class Action Successfully Dismissed

May 1, 2015

Obtained a victory for eCommerce leader eBay in defeating a high-profile data breach class action filed against the company. We successfully eliminated all claims when the court granted our motion to dismiss.

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Michael Rhodes
Partner, San Francisco
Matthew D. Brown
Partner, San Francisco
Bethany Lobo
Partner, San Francisco
Laura M. Elliott
Special Counsel, Chicago

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LinkedIn Data Breach Class Action Successfully Resolved

April 1, 2009

Successfully defended LinkedIn in four consolidated class actions arising from a data breach. We negotiated a favorable classwide settlement, which was approved by the court.

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Michael Rhodes
Partner, San Francisco
Matthew D. Brown
Partner, San Francisco

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Rankings & accolades

BTI Client Service All-Star (2018)

Cybersecurity Docket: Top Incident Response Leader (2016)

Legal 500 US: Data Protection and Privacy and Cyber Law (2016, 2017)

Law360: Privacy Group of the Year (2011, 2013 - 2017, 2020)

The Recorder: Litigation Department of the Year – Privacy (2015, 2017)

Northern California Super Lawyers – Business Litigation (2013 - 2018)



Memberships & affiliations

American Bar Association

American Law Institute

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Bar Association of San Francisco

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers