Doug Brown focuses his practice on commercial litigation. He represents clients in commercial litigation with an emphasis on consumer practices claims under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act ("FDUTPA"), also known as Florida’s “Little FTC Act.” He handles litigation and disputes between manufacturers and dealers, as well as federal and state RICO claims. As part of his practice, Doug also routinely represents clients in class action litigation.
Doug represents both private and publicly held U.S. and foreign companies in the automotive, marine, and pest control and other industries. Doug has experience in commercial matters in which breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, conversion, negligence, misrepresentation, and violation/noncompliance with federal and state statutes allegations are at issue as well as claims for punitive damages.
Doug has authored articles and has been a guest lecturer on consumer practice litigation issues involving Florida's Little FTC Act. He has worked on several of the leading Florida cases involving the issue of causation and types of damages recoverable under the Little FTC Act. Prior to entering private practice, Doug handled antitrust cases as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida. He subsequently worked at the Federal Trade Commission where he handled cases in the areas of consumer litigation and antitrust.