Tom Brown

Tom Brown is a partner and general counsel at NYCA.

Prior to joining Nyca, Tom spent twenty-five years as an attorney and angel investor in the FinTech space. He started his career defending Visa from antitrust attack and went inhouse at Visa where he served as the catalyst for the company’s reorganization and public offering. Returning to private practice, he secured notable victories for eBay and PayPal in antitrust litigation challenging the acquisition of PayPal and integration of PayPal into the eBay marketplace, served as counsel of record for Bill Me Later in the case challenging the white label origination model, and obtained the first ever no-action letter from the CFPB on behalf of Upstart. Immediately prior to joining Nyca, he was the co-chair of the FinTech and chair of the Competition practices at Paul Hastings, where he remains a policy advisor.

He is a member of the American Law Institute and the Editorial Board of the ABA’s Antitrust Law Journal. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School and has an undergraduate degree from Columbia University.

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