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Matthew T. Brown

Matthew T. Brown

Senior Associate

One Financial Center
Suite 3500
Boston, MA 02111
matthew.brown@nelsonmullins.com

Matt’s practice focuses on complex employment and trade secret litigation throughout the United States. He also advises employers and executives on various employment matters, including hiring and termination practices, navigating restrictive covenant issues, protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, worker classification, wage and hour, and discrimination issues. Matt has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating, and enforcing...

Matt’s practice focuses on complex employment and trade secret litigation throughout the United States. He also advises employers and executives on various employment matters, including hiring and termination practices, navigating restrictive covenant issues, protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, worker classification, wage and hour, and discrimination issues. Matt has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating, and enforcing employment, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements.

Matthew T. Brown

employment, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements.

Matt’s practice focuses on complex employment and trade secret litigation throughout the United States. He also advises employers and executives on various employment matters, including hiring and termination practices, navigating restrictive covenant issues, protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, worker classification, wage and hour, and discrimination issues. Matt has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating, and enforcing... employment, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Served as key member of litigation team for one of North America’s largest fast casual restaurants. Obtained emergency and preliminary injunctive relief against former employees and company started by founder based on misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information. Assisted in securing the immediate return of company information and obtained restrictions on defendants from engaging in competing activities and using or disclosing confidential information.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest building material manufacturers in dispute with former employee who resigned and immediately began working for a direct competitor. Successfully enforced restrictions on employee pursuant to non-compete agreement.
  • Represented one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States against a competitor that hired a former employee. Successfully prevented former employee from engaging in competitive activities pursuant to restrictive covenants agreement.
  • Provided counsel to leading companies regarding drafting and enforcement of non-competition, confidentiality, and employment-related agreements.
  • Advised and counseled companies and executives on a variety of employment issues including hiring, termination, transition, non-competition and restrictive covenants, protection of trade secrets, worker classification, and best practices. 
  • Served as member of litigation team for luxury travel company, which obtained injunctive relief against former employees and competing companies started by founder based on misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information. Assisted in securing the immediate return of company information and obtained restrictions on defendants from contacting company clients and vendors. 

Previous Professional Experience

  • Summer associate for the firm (2015, 2016)

Internships

  • Trial and Operations Intern, Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (2013)

Educational Activities

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
    • Contracts Teaching Assistant (2016–2017)
    • Legal Writing and Research Teaching Assistant (2015–2016)
    • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, cum laude (2017)
    • CALI Award for Torts, Business Organizations, Debtor/Creditor Law
    • Wake Forest Law Review 
  • Boston College, BA, History and American Studies (2014)

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Practice Areas

Industries

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