Michael D. Brown
Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP
Michael D. Brown is a founding partner of Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP, whose practice areas span the litigation and the corporate and insurance regulatory arenas. An accomplished litigator and counselor, Mike began his career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and then became a senior trial attorney and Deputy Bureau Chief in the Office of the Special State Prosecutor for Corruption in New York City’s Criminal Justice System. Mike is a frequent lecturer for many organizations and has spoken on a variety of topics including litigation management techniques, insurance coverage issues, the defense of a variety of professional liability and Directors & Officers claims, the attorney-client privilege and the regulatory aspects of self-insurance and captive insurance programs.
Mike has frequently been called upon to litigate significant and unusual cases in many states throughout the country. Mike represented a large satellite operator in a “life insurance” claim when several satellites suffered “shortened lives” due to manufacturing and design defects. When an insurer and one of the nation’s largest banks had a dispute over the meaning of a unique insurance policy involving hundreds of millions of dollars, Mike was asked to defend the insurer in North Carolina. Mike has also represented major hospitals in disputes with HMOs and is also an experienced commercial and employment practice litigator.