Evan Brown is an attorney, professor and blogger in Chicago.
He is a principal (partner) in the Intellectual Property & Technology group at the law firm of Much Shelist, P.C. He advises companies in connection with high-value technology transactions, service agreements, technology and content licensing, trademark and copyright protection and enforcement, domain name issues, and in many other types of matters that involve the internet and new media.
Evan teaches a course on negotiations as an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and has for the past decade written a widely-read and award-winning blog about law, technology and culture called internetcases. He also writes the UDRP Tracker blog, providing analysis of recent domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Evan is a Domain Name Panelist with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), deciding domain name disputes under the UDRP.
He is a sought-after speaker to business and legal audiences on topics relating to law and technology, and is often called upon to comment in the national press and broadcast media on those topics. (Invitations to speak at events, as well as press and media inquiries, are welcome.)
Evan and his wife have two sons and live in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. He is the hiking coordinator for his sons’ Cub Scout pack, and coaches youth baseball. He is an active member of Wheatland-Salem United Methodist Church, providing leadership in a number of volunteer and philanthropic activities.