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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

A. Todd Brown

A. Todd Brown

Partner

Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action, Multidistrict Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • 3D Printing

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Activity

WSG Leadership

ABA Group
Member

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
North Carolina, U.S.A.

Profile

Todd’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Todd has handled a broad variety of complex litigation in federal and state courts over his 30 years of experience, with an emphasis on commercial disputes, business torts, catastrophic personal injuries, consumer lending, unfair competition, and trade secrets litigation. He has defended products liability claims in federal multi-district litigation and state court actions, and handled complex multifamily construction defect cases. He also has litigated complex employment matters involving executive-level exposure under Title VII, FLSA, and ERISA, as well as sexual harassment and wrongful discharge cases.

Todd is admitted to practice in the Fourth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, all state and federal courts in North Carolina, and has numerous pro hac vice admissions in federal and state courts around the country. 

Todd is co-head of the firm’s commercial litigation practice group, co-chairs its Diversity and Inclusion Committee and its Talent Development Committee, is a member of its Associates Committee and Screening Committee, and is a former member of its Executive Committee.

Relevant Experience

  • Represented a multinational manufacturing and distribution company in a federal False Claims Act investigation by the Department of Justice and a related qui tam action involving defectively manufactured products.
  • Served as national coordinating counsel for litigation and labor and employment matters for a multinational manufacturing and distribution company.
  • Represented a national building products distribution company in federal multi-district products liability litigation involving thousands of property damage and personal injury claims and class actions arising from defectively manufactured Chinese drywall.
  • Represented a national building products distribution company in the North Carolina Business Court against claims from a major competitor involving tortious interference, employee raiding, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and misappropriation of trade secrets claims.
  • Represented major financial institutions in litigation arising from claims of predatory lending, usury, unfair and deceptive trade practices, violation of the Truth in Lending Act, RESPA, FCRA, and other federal and state laws.
  • Defended major national companies in hundreds of individual and class action suits throughout the southeast involving negligent design, defective construction, and product liability claims in residential and commercial construction.
  • Represented major national companies in litigation and trials involving claims of race, gender, age, disability, religious, and pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, ADA, ADEA, and other claims alleging sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, violation of public policy, and negligent hiring and retention.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Education

BS, University of South Carolina, Accounting, 1982
Areas of Practice

3D Printing | Business Litigation | Class Action, Multidistrict Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Complex Employment Litigation | Construction and Engineering | Construction and Engineering Litigation | Consumer Products | False Claims Act | Financial Services Litigation | Litigation | Product and Mass Tort Litigation | Retail

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Served as national coordinating counsel for litigation and labor and employment matters for a multinational manufacturing and distribution company.
  • Represented a national building products distribution company in federal multi-district products liability litigation involving thousands of property damage and personal injury claims and class actions arising from defectively manufactured Chinese drywall.
  • Represented a national building products distribution company in the North Carolina Business Court against claims from a major competitor involving tortious interference, employee raiding, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and misappropriation of trade secrets claims.
  • Represented major financial institutions in litigation arising from claims of predatory lending, usury, unfair and deceptive trade practices, violation of the Truth in Lending Act, RESPA, FCRA, and other federal and state laws.
  • Defended major national companies in hundreds of individual and class action suits throughout the southeast involving negligent design, defective construction, and product liability claims in residential and commercial construction.
  • Represented major national companies in litigation and trials involving claims of race, gender, age, disability, religious, and pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, ADA, ADEA, and other claims alleging sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, violation of public policy, and negligent hiring and retention.


Professional Associations

  • State Bar Councilor, North Carolina State Bar
  • Present-Elect, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee
  • Member, North Carolina Business Court Rules Committee
  • Former President, Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Former member, Mecklenburg County Bar Board of Directors
  • Former co-chair, Mecklenburg County Bar Special Committee on Diversity
  • Former member, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Board of Directors
  • Former member, United Way of Central Carolinas Ad Hoc Governance Review Panel

Professional Activities and Experience

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation (Commercial, Banking and Finance) and Employment (Management and Litigation), 2015. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Best Lawyers’ webpage.
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation (Banking and Finance), 2012. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Best Lawyers’ webpage.
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2006, 2010-2015. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.

Articles

3D Printing and Its Uncertain Products Liability Landscape
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, June 2016

There is general consensus that 3D printing has potentially revolutionary implications for industry and, along with it, for the law. In terms of products liability law, its consequences for industry and consumers injured by 3Dprinted products are potentially just as far-reaching.  Consider a fact pattern under which an auto parts manufacturer makes CAD files available to auto parts stores so that they may 3D print replacement auto parts on demand and on-site in response to customer needs...

Additional Articles

  • 3D Printing and Its Uncertain Products Liability Landscape, IndustryWeek
  • The uncertain products liability landscape of 3D printing, InsideCounsel
  • Spring 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter
  • Summer 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter

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