Paul J. Brown

Houston,  TX  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • eDiscovery & eRetention
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.374.3554
Fax: 713.374.3505
University Texas A&M University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993; Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, M.P.A., Public Affairs, 1998
Law SchoolThe University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1998
Admitted1998, Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

•Vice Chair, Joint Conduct Committee, Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, 2011-Present
•Vice Chair, Transportation and Energy Industries Committee, American Bar Association Antitrust Section, 2013-Present
•Vice Chair, Joint Conduct Committee, American Bar Association Antitrust Section, 2011-2013
•Board of Directors, Justice for Children, 2003-2004
•Contributing Editor, Antitrust Law Developments (Seventh), Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association
•Editorial Board Member, 2010 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association
•Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
•Member, Houston Bar Association
•Member, State Bar of Texas
•Leadership Houston, Class XXVII
•Volunteer Attorney, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program


Paul J. Brown focuses his practice on antitrust and business litigation. Paul's antitrust practice is international in scope and includes litigating civil and criminal price-fixing, monopolization, tying, exclusive dealing, and resale price maintenance claims. He also provides counseling for DOJ/FTC investigations, joint venture formation, mergers and acquisitions, pricing plans, and other contractual relationships. Paul's business litigation experience includes contract disputes and business torts, warranty disputes, intellectual property/patent litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and energy litigation. It also includes international dispute resolution, arbitration, and class action litigation.

Areas of Concentration

• Antitrust and trade regulation
• Class action defense
• Commercial litigation
• eDiscovery and eRetention
• International arbitration


• Law Clerk, The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas, 1998-2000

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

03.07.13 Greenberg Traurig Elevates 5 Attorneys to Shareholder in Texas, 44 Attorneys to Shareholder Globally
03.05.13 Greenberg Traurig Elevates 41 Attorneys to Shareholder, 15 to Of Counsel
03.29.11 Greenberg Traurig Collaborates CGA for Arquati Tende Victory
01.01.10 Greenberg Traurig Names New Shareholders and Of Counsel
10.19.06 Greenberg Traurig Client Goodman Manufacturing Company Receives Unanimous Federal Jury Verdict
05.24.06 Greenberg Traurig Strengthens Antitrust Team
04.18.06 Greenberg Traurig Adds Paul Jonathan Brown to Houston Office


06.02.11 Antitrust Quarterly, Spring 2011
03.07.11 Antitrust Quarterly, Winter 2010/11

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

• Moderator, In Re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation and the Continuing Legal and Economic Uncertainties of Class Certification, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Joint Conduct and Economics Committees Program, February 25, 2014

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented medical equipment rental company in antitrust action in East Texas. Claims involved monopolization, restraint of trade and common law conspiracy.; Represented a national trade organization against claims of a group boycott.; Represented EPC contractor in claim against owner in connection with claims for payment on a gas storage and processing facility in Wyoming (project value of approximately $85 million). After a two week hearing in October 2014, obtained a successful interim award for client for $24.7 million (over 90% of costs sought).; Represented EPC contractor in defense of claims by owner in connection with a gas storage and processing facility in Wyoming. Owner asserted approximately $43 million in claims for defective design and construction. Tried two-week arbitration in June 2015 and reduced claims to $9 million.; Obtained a multimillion-dollar unanimous jury verdict plus interest and attorneys' fees on behalf of client after six days of trial in federal court in Houston.; Obtained dismissal of claims of conspiracy to monopolize by predatory pricing, filed against a Mexican cement supplier by an El Paso concrete contractor.; Obtained dismissal of resale price maintenance claims against a leading herbal supplements manufacturer brought by a Florida internet retailer with which the manufacturer refused to do business.; Obtained summary judgment for a real estate servicing company asserting claims that the borrower violated certain lending restrictions.; Represented medical equipment rental company in antitrust action in East Texas against claims of monopolization, restraint of trade and common law conspiracy.; Represented Kansas City Southern in arbitration of post-acquisition claims against a Mexican maritime transportation company.; Represented an energy hedge fund and its principles against claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and civil conspiracy in New York state court.; Represented a Hong Kong-based electronics manufacturer in warranty litigation.; Represented Caribbean oil and gas producer in arbitration before the ICC regarding the purchase of offshore leases.; Represented an Indian-owned steel production company in Texas involving claims against a London-based steel supplier.; Represented a financial services company in class action securities fraud case.; Represented a national retailer in tying claims against two credit card companies.; Represented a college textbook publisher against claims of monopolization.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Brown prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
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Paul J. Brown

1000 Louisiana, Suite 1700
HoustonTX 77002


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