Lawyer Spotlight: Volume 4 - Priori

Lawyer Spotlight: Volume 4

By Caroline Hansen

Welcome back to Lawyer Spotlights; a series focusing on successful attorneys who use Priori to streamline and grow their practice. In this edition of Lawyer Spotlights, we feature Ethan Brown, Managing Partner at Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP, a boutique litigation firm based out of Los Angeles, C.A.

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Ethan Brown

Harvard Law School, JD (1996)

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, BA (1992)

A former partner at Latham & Watkins, Ethan Brown is now a Managing Partner at Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP, a boutique business litigation firm of 14 lawyers located in Los Angeles, C.A.

Ethan lives in Los Angeles, C.A., and is licensed to practice in California and Massachusetts. 



What is your general practice area focus? 

Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP specializes in business litigation. We handle most forms of business litigation, including breach of contract and business torts. Personally, I have handled all varieties of complex business litigation with a particular focus on securities litigation, accountants’ liability, merger and acquisition litigation, internal investigations, SEC investigations and enforcement actions, complex insurance coverage and class action defense.


What is your typical client profile? 

Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP represents a range of publicly and privately held companies and wealthy individuals across many industries. 


What is the most successful client relationship that has begun through your Priori membership?

The most successful client relationship that began as a result of my Priori membership was a litigation matter in Boston arising from a lease agreement. That matter blossomed into several other pieces of litigation that my firm handled.


What do you like most about working with Priori?

What I like most about working with Priori is managing the client collection that I have accumulated during my 5 years as a platform member.


How has Priori helped you grow your practice? 

Priori has helped me grow my practice by connecting me with clients that I would not have met otherwise, paving the way for long-term, fruitful relationships.

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