Robert Brown

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Robert Brown
Robert Brown is an associate in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is based in Houston. He is also a member of the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management group. Mr. Brown participates in the representation of clients regarding the development of their data privacy programs and compliance with both domestic and international data privacy and security laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and various sector-specific state and federal regulations.

Mr. Brown is recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Privacy Law Specialist, a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Manager. He has spoken on the subject of data privacy as a panelist or featured speaker at numerous conferences and forums. Mr. Brown has extensive experience in drafting privacy notices, policies, and business practices; assessing data privacy and cybersecurity risk; designing data privacy compliance programs; negotiating data privacy contract terms and data processing agreements; implementing “Privacy by Design”; responding to requests from data subjects and authorities; and preparing for and responding to data breaches. He has also advised on data privacy issues related to digital marketing, employee privacy, “bring your own device,” cross-border transfers, data classification and management and the use of location-tracking technology.

Prior to rejoining Weil, Mr. Brown served as data privacy counsel for a Fortune 500 energy company, where he built and managed the company’s global data privacy program and served as the companywide subject matter expert on data privacy. He also previously served as legal counsel for a Fortune 500 tech company, where he negotiated IT services agreements with enterprise customers representing various industries. Mr. Brown started his career as an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice group.

In his pro bono practice, Mr. Brown helped pioneer the Weil Human Trafficking Initiative and successfully moved to vacate over 100 convictions on behalf of victims of human trafficking. He also briefed and argued an appeal before the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division in partnership with The Legal Aid Society in New York.

Mr. Brown received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as an associate editor of Texas Law Review. He graduated with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from The University of Texas with a B.A. in Plan II Honors and history.

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