News Articles

Boston Herald - March 5, 2015, Letters To The Editor

Boston Herald - Chris Cassidy and Matt Stout - February 27, 2015,  Line Of Duty Pension Boost:  Martha Coakley Also Grabbed Perk

Lawyers Weekly - Pat Murphy - January 21, 2015, Investors Can Recover Damages For Misrepresentations Over Patents

PERAC Newsflash - October 21, 2014, Attorney Philip Y. Brown Chosen As PERAC Chairman

Lawyers Weekly - Brandon Gee - May 1, 2014, "Loser Pays" Fee Provision Invalid

PERAC Newsflash - September 27, 2013, Attorney Philip Y. Brown Appointed To PERAC

 Boston Globe - Christine Legere - January 20, 2013, Kingston Residents Criticize Board's Inaction On Turbines

Fox News 25 - Mike Beaudette - December 5, 2012, Big Pension Paydays Despite Reforms

 Lawyers Weekly - David Frank - September 6, 2010, Investor Can't Recover Against Fund Manager

 Boston Globe - Caroline Louise Cole - July 6, 2003, Nursing Home Closure Highlights Care Issues

 Lawyers Weekly - Jason M. Scally - March 26, 2001, Legal mal Suit Names Office-Share Partners

Boston Globe - Letters To The Editor - May 10, 1999, Questions Raised About High-Priced Meals

Lawyers Weekly - David L. Yas - September 2, 1996, "Deleading" House Was Not Covered By Policy

Boston Globe - New England News In Brief - March 1, 1990, Stuart Case Tapes Sought


Mr. Brown wrote a chapter entitled, “A Client’s Guide to the Litigation Process", which is included in the book, Addressing A Client’s Litigation Issues, Leading Lawyers on Educating Clients, Managing Expectations and Developing A Case Strategy, Aspatore Books, 2008. 

Mr. Brown co-authored an article entitled, “The Dark Cloud of Seller Liability Under State Blue Sky Laws,” USLAW Journal, Spring/Summer 2012.



Moderator at the 3d Annual New England Institutional Investor Forum present by Markets Group, Center for Instutional Investor Education on October 14, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts:  "Turning Your Investment Losses Into Valuable Litigation Assets" with panelists, Anthony Hubbard, Board Member, Mass. Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, Daniel Brockett, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, and Mannish Sheth, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.

Moderator at the annual spring conference of the Massachusetts Association Contributory Retirement Systems on June 3, 2015, in Hyannis, Massachusetts:  "Why Does ERISA Matter To Public Pension Plans," with panelists, Derek Moitoso, Compliance Counsel at PERAC, Michael Garrity, Associate Director of Examination Program at the Boston office of the U.S. SEC, and Marcia S. Wagner, Managing Director, the Wagner Law Group.

Moderator at the inaugural Haverford College Lawyers Network Symposium on April 11, 2015, at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania:  "Voices From the Bench" with panelists Hon. David Hamilton, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Hon. Richard Andrews, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and Hon. Jennifer Boal, Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Moderator at the Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Conference, on January 23, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts:  "Modernizing Personnel Benefits" with panelists Jean-Pierre Aubry, Assistant Director for Retirement Research at the Boston College Center for Retirement Research, John Dunlap, Manager of Labor Relations for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ruthanne Fuller, third term Alderman-At-Large in Newton, Massachusetts and chair of the Newton Financial Audit Advisory Committee and Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee

Panelist at the 2d Annual New England Institutional Investors Forum presented by US Markets, Center for Institutional Investor Education on November 19, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts:  "Asset Recovery Update:  The Current Landscape of Securities Litigation," moderated by Timothy Cahill, Former Treasurer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, along with fellow Panelists Tony Gelerman, Counsel at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann and Lee Rudy, Partner at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP.

Moderated Panel regarding Retirement Systems Best Practices for PERAC 13th Annual Emerging Issues Forum on Sept. 13, 2017

Moderated Panel regarding Firm Administration and Finance for Boston Bar Association Practice Launch Workshop held on November 17, 2017

Links To Selected Appellate Arguments

Senior Housing Properties Trust v. HealthSouth Corp., Supreme Judicial Court, argued March 7, 2006, reported at 447 Mass. 259 (2006).

Chapman v. Katz, Supreme Judicial Court, argued November 6, 2006, reported at 448 Mass. 519 (2007).

Take it Away, Inc. v. The Home Depot, Inc., First Circuit Court of Appeals, argued February 2, 2010, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d.