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 vice chair of the cyber/data/privacy 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)


+1 415 693 2188 office
+1 415 693 2222 fax

101 California Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-5800