For more than 25 years, Troy S. Brown has successfully first-chaired jury and bench trials across the United States, as well as complex commercial arbitrations in the US, and international arbitrations in Europe. He handles all aspects of litigation across the full range of M&A and other corporate and contract litigation and injunction proceedings, as well as disputes over alleged business fraud and claims of corporate wrongdoing. A leader in the firm’s litigation practice and a co-leader of the firm’s global life sciences industry team, Troy was recently elected to a three-year term on the firm’s Advisory Board.
Troy has held various leadership positions at the firm, including several years as the co-leader of the firm’s commercial litigation practice, and most recently several years as the global financial operations partner for the litigation practice, in which he stewarded the financial and operational performance of the firm’s more than 500 litigators worldwide.
With experience in all aspects of complex merger and acquisition (M&A) litigation, including post-acquisition representation, warranty, and covenant litigation; all aspects of indemnification and third-party indemnification disputes; and financial adjustment litigation and accounting arbitrations, most recently, in September 2021, as lead trial counsel to Spark Energy and National Gas & Electric, Troy secured a complete defense verdict after an eight-day bench trial in the Southern District of New York. in connection with post-acquisition transactional and earnout disputes pursued by the sellers of a consumer energy business. Troy served as lead trial counsel to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its defense of a complex post-acquisition indemnification lawsuit in 2012. The lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, which sought more than $800 million in damages, was resolved on mutually agreeable terms after three weeks of trial. In 2017, Troy was lead trial counsel to Zimmer Biomet in defense of a $15 million False Claims Act retaliation case filed by a former high-volume and highly compensated sales team leader, in which he obtained a complete unanimous defense verdict after a two-week jury trial in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, also secured from the jury a complete verdict in favor of Zimmer Biomet on its counterclaims of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of confidentiality agreement.
Troy has knowledge spanning numerous industries, including the medical device industry, the private equity and investment fund space, and the chemical, petrochemical, and oil and gas industries. In addition to his M&A and complex commercial contract litigation, he handles consumer and securities class action defense work, and complex medical device and product liability litigation, two areas in which the firm has been recognized: as a class actions “Powerhouse” in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2019 report, and by US News & World Report/Best Law Firms for Class Actions and Mass Tort Litigation (2018). In one notable case, Troy served as one of two supervising partners on the national and worldwide coordinating counsel team for litigation and regulatory matters involving a client’s excimer laser system for LASIK eye surgery.
Among other accolades for significant client wins, Troy was recognized in November 2018 by The Am Law Litigation Daily as its Litigator of the Week, in 2019 by The Philadelphia Inquirer as one of its 2019 Influencers of Law in the category of Business Litigation, and in 2019 by The Philadelphia Business Journal as one of its “Best of the Bar” for Business Litigation.
Troy frequently speaks to corporate counsel about M&A provisions, indemnification issues, litigation risk management, and alternative dispute resolution options.
Troy has also been active in numerous community and charitable organizations, including many years on the board of directors for Variety – The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley, for which he also served as general counsel.
Mergers & Acquisitions / Commercial Contracts / Business Fraud / Consumer and Securities Class Action Litigation
Business Competition / Trade Secrets Litigation
Medical Device and Products Liability Litigation
Recommended, Dispute resolution: General Commercial Disputes, The Legal 500 US (2018, 2020–2022)
Recommended, Dispute resolution: M&A litigation: defense, The Legal 500 US (2020–2022)
Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial, Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds, Chambers USA (2020–2022)
Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial, Pennsylvania, Chambers USA (2019)
Best of the Bar, Business Litigation, Philadelphia Business Journal (2019)
Influencer of Law, Business Litigation, The Philadelphia Inquirer (2019)
Litigator of the Week, The Am Law Litigation Daily (Nov. 2, 2018)
Recognized, Rising Star, General Litigation, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2006)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Former General Counsel, Variety – The Children's Charity of the Delaware Valley
Member, Core Class, Leadership Philadelphia (2006–2007)
Staff Editor, Temple Law Review