Boris BrownsteinBoris Brownstein Clark Hill
Boris Brownstein is a seasoned New York-based commercial litigator with Clark Hill's Princeton and New York City offices, where he represents individual and institutional clients in state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. Having managed litigation as an in-house litigation counsel, Boris prioritizes swift and cost-effective dispute resolution through advocacy, efficiency, and precision. Boris has a track record of protecting his clients’ interests by avoiding litigation through early dispute resolution efforts, by obtaining full recovery through affirmative litigation, and by dismissal of litigated claims through dispositive motions and trial. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Boris worked as a litigation associate representing banks in financial services litigation and insurers in coverage disputes.
Boris’s diverse practice includes:
Commercial Litigation. Boris provides counseling and litigation services to individuals and businesses across a range of industries, including insurance defense, banking, financial services, real estate, e-commerce, and closely-held businesses. Boris has represented businesses and individuals in disputes involving various contractual, insurance coverage, business tort, and commercial claims, including successful defense against alleged trademark and copyright infringement, negligent misrepresentation, construction and product defect, alleged fraud, and alleged consumer fraud. Boris has also represented foreign businesses and individuals in the U.S. courts in disputes originating from international transactions.
Employment Litigation & Counseling. Boris also represents employers, management, executives, professionals, and other employees in employment disputes, including those involving employment contracts, executive compensation, wage claims, retaliation, and employment discrimination.
Financial Services Litigation. Boris has represented and defended creditors, banks, servicers, and other financial institutions. Boris’s extensive experience includes defense against claims of alleged lender liability, disputes over consumer deposit accounts, wire transfers, consumer and check fraud, and defense of alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, their state analogs, and defense of class actions.
Transactional. When he is not advocating for his clients in court, Boris is frequently called upon by creatives and entrepreneurs in technology and arts spaces for advice on intellectual property, contractual, licensing, and compliance issues, impacting all areas of their pursuits. This area of Boris’s practice has included counseling visual and performing artists in the performing arts arena, as well as playwrights, film and theater producers and directors, authors, visual artists, and the performing talent on all legal and business issues impacting their creative endeavors. Boris has also advised entrepreneurs in the technology sector on various computer software licensing and acquisition transactions, including in the blockchain space. With the benefit of his experience in handling copyright and trademark disputes, Boris also provides copyright and trademark counseling, including the handling of registrations and disputes. Where appropriate, Boris strives to offer pro bono services to benefit the arts.
In his spare time, Boris is a member of a local sailing club and a certified private skipper, frequently participating in local races and regional regattas.
Publications / Presentations
Panel Participant and Presenter, "Social Media and the Practice of Law: Ethical Implications and a How-To Guide for Social Media", City Bar Center for CLE, September 2019.
Panel Participant and Presenter, "Social Media and the Practice of Law: Ethical Implications and a How-To Guide for Social Media", City Bar Center for CLE, September 2017.