John F. Brown Jr.
John F. Brown Jr., principal of Brown Law LLC, is a University of Notre Dame (B.A. | Phi Beta Kappa) and University of Pennsylvania (J.D.) educated and U.S. Department of Justice trained lawyer. He is a former shareholder of one of the country’s largest law firms. John joined that firm when it was still a litigation boutique of 19 lawyers shortly after receiving the Attorney General’s Special Commendation Award for trial achievements while with the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. During growth of his former firm to over 500 lawyers, he tried and handled complex litigation matters in 27 different states for both plaintiffs and defendants. John is admitted to practice in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and New York.
John is an AV® Peer Review Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Rating for Professionalism & Ethics). He currently co-chairs the Alternative Fee Arrangement Committee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. John is the author of numerous published articles including, Legal Economics | How to Maximize ROI of Legal Expenses While Grappling With Early Case Assessment and eDiscovery, Transforming a Legal Department From Cost Center to Revenue Source, Should Corporate Counsel Mandate Risk-Sharing Fee Arrangements, Alternative Fees: Lower Client Cost or Law Firm Profit Growth? | The ‘Case Portfolio’ vs. Single Case Perspective, Beyond Flat Fees: Adding to the Tool Box Means More Doing and Less Talking, and Behind the Curtain - What is the Engine that Makes AFAs Work?
In addition to his writing contributions, John has spoken at national conferences on topics such as, “How Lean Can Law Be? Successful Strategies for Reducing Cost”, “Implementing Alternative Fee Arrangements – Taking the Devil out of the Details”, “Adding Value—Strategic Planning and Demonstrating Success”, and “AFAs for Complex Claims”.