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Partner, Paul Hastings
San Francisco, California
Experience & Areas of Interest:
Tom Brown is a partner in Paul Hastings' Antitrust and Competition and the Global Banking and Payments Systems practices. Tomâ€™s practice focuses on competition law and legal issues affecting the financial services industry. Tom has been litigating cases, including class actions, in the financial services industry for more than a decade.
Immediately prior to joining Paul Hastings, Tom was partner at Oâ€™Melvenyâ€™s San Francisco office and a member of the Financial Services group. Before joining law firm practice, Tom was Vice President, Senior Counsel at Visa U.S.A. Inc. There he was responsible for managing the aftermath of the settlement in In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation, including the dozens of consumer class actions that were filed following the settlement. He was also deeply involved in the companyâ€™s still ongoing transformation from a co-op to a shareholder owned company.
Tom is a recognized authority on consumer payments and antitrust law. He is currently teaching a course at Boalt Hall on The Law and Policy of Modern Consumer Payments.Tom is frequently quoted in American Banker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.
- University of Chicago, J.D., John M. Olin Student Fellow of Law and Economics Member, Law Review
- Columbia University, A.B., Economics-Mathematics, cum laude