Donald R. Brown

Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
Donald Brown handles complex commercial litigation at the regulatory, trial, and appellate levels, focusing on defending e-commerce, direct marketing, and media companies in consumer class actions and FTC investigations. Mr. Brown also has substantial litigation experience in areas such as banking and lender liability, illegal website access, online advertising, outdoor advertising, defamation, and claims involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

In addition, Mr. Brown advises a diverse clientele regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and state disability access laws. He helps retailers, banks, media companies, property developers, lodging companies, health insurers, nonprofit foundations, educational institutions, and interactive media manufacturers address disability access issues in a variety of contexts, including stores, housing, lodging, websites, interactive media and media streaming, ATMs, kiosks, point-of-sale devices, and health plan benefits. Mr. Brown also defends disability access lawsuits and helps clients navigate and resolve prelitigation demands and federal and state government investigations.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker at annual International Ticketing Association conference in 2011 on “Understanding the New ADA Regulations.”

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Areas of Law

  • Advertising Litigation
  • Advertising
  • Marketing & Media
  • Class Actions
  • Unfair Competition Litigation
  • Digital Media
  • Entertainment & Media Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Litigation


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1989, New York
1991, California
United States District Courts in California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Law School Attended

New York University School of Law
Class of 1989
Member, Journal of International Law & Politics

University Attended

Swarthmore College

Associations & Memberships

Memberships & ActivitiesAV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Admitted to practice in the courts of California, the UnitedStates District Courts in California, and ... More

Representative Cases

Representative Matters: Ticketmaster v. RMG (U.S. District Court, CentralDistrict of California). Obtained a judgment for $18 millionand an injunction prohibiting the manufacture, distribution and useof bots to illegally access Ticketmaster's website. Alsoobtained dismissal of antitrust counterclaims. 507 F. Supp.2d 1096 (C.D. Cal. 2007); 536 F. Su... More

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Donald R. Brown
Trident Center, East Tower 11355 West Olympic Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90064


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP (Los Angeles, California)

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