Reiss Sheppe LLP is known for its expertise in business litigation, representing corporations and individuals in a variety of business disputes in New York state and federal courts as well as private arbitrations and mediations.

Reiss Sheppe LLP is highly regarded and sought after for its sophisticated commercial and residential real estate practice, which covers, among other things, acquisitions, development, restructurings, leases and refinancings

Reiss Sheppe LLP's Arbitration & Mediation practice offers clients a wide range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes outside of the court system.

Reiss Sheppe LLP provides both employers and employees with counseling on and, when necessary, litigation of all aspects of employment relations.

Reiss Sheppe LLP offers counseling and litigation capabilities to businesses and individuals to establish, protect and exploit their copyrights, trademarks and trade dress.

Reiss Sheppe LLP's corporate work encompasses the structuring and preparation of shareholder, limited liability company and partnership agreements that address the full gamut of economic, corporate governance and control issues.

Reiss Sheppe LLP has extensive experience in litigating and arbitrating insurance coverage disputes, reinsurance disputes and personal injury matters on behalf of defendants, insurance companies and plaintiffs.

Daniel J. Brown

Daniel J. Brown is a seasoned litigator with approximately 15 years of business litigation experience.  Mr. Brown’s practice focuses on complex business disputes, internal corporate investigations and government regulatory inquiries, as well as employment litigation disputes involving breaches of non-compete/non-solicitation agreements and executive compensation in federal, state and alternative dispute forums.  Mr. Brown began his legal career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, followed by Blank Rome LLP.  Prior to joining Reiss Sheppe, Mr. Brown served for four years as Chief Litigation Counsel at one of the nation’s largest retail grocery chains where he managed and oversaw myriad high-stakes business litigation disputes. 

Representative Matters:

  • Chief Litigation counsel to commercial tenant in $30 million dollar lease termination dispute with landlord and insurer arising out of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Represent major electronics retailer in multi-million dollar litigation involving alleged copyright infringement, breach of contract, defamation and misappropriation of trade secrets. 
  • Represent Chairman of Board and founder of technology company against controlling shareholder and venture capital firm concerning potential breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Represent President and CEO of contracting company in multi-million dollar dispute involving breach of contract and fraud claims.
  • Represented consumer products design company in connection with breaches of royalty agreements and intellectual property disputes.
  • Represented public company and conducted internal investigation of senior executives in connection with government agency investigation involving alleged conduct by former senior executive. 
  • Chief Litigation counsel to company in multi-million dollar arbitration regarding executive compensation dispute with former Chief Executive Officer.     
  • Represented major retail company in response to various government regulatory inquiries.


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1999, Cum Laude, Staff Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1993


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Contact Daniel J. Brown

By Phone: (212) 753-2424 ext. 120
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