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Liz Brown

Assistant Professor, Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning
Assistant Professor of Business Law
JD, Harvard University, 1996
AB, Harvard University, 1991
Office: Morison Hall 219 | 781.891._2528 | ebrown1@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._3193
                       


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Bio

As a former partner and commercial litigator in an international law firm specializing in intellectual property, Professor Brown's professional experience informs her teaching and research into business law.  

Teaching Interests

Business Law, Law and Technology, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Employment Law, Civil Rights, Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

Business Law, Law and Technology, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Employment Law, Civil Rights

Consulting/Practice Interests

Alternative Careers for Lawyers and Law Students; Women in the Corporate Environment

Professional Links

http://www.lizbrownjd.com

Awards and Honors

2016, Hurst Seminar Participant, University of Florida
2013, ABLJ Invited Scholar, American Business Law Journal
2011, Gaylord Jentz Scholar, Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Brown, E. Bridging the Gap: Improving Intellectual Property Protection for the Look and Feel of Websites. WEST'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW REVIEW 2015 (2015).

Brown, E. (2016). The FitBit Fault Line: Two Proposals to Protect Health and Fitness Data at Work. Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics (Winter 2016). Forthcoming

Brown, E., Scott, I. (2016). I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means: Redefining and Regulating the Sharing Economy. Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Forthcoming

Brown, E. (2016). Fare Trade: Reconciling Public Safety and Gender Discrimination in Single-Sex Ride Sharing. Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2016). Forthcoming

Brown, E. (2014). Bridging the Gap: Improving Intellectual Property Protection for the Look and Feel of Websites. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW, 3. (link)

Brown, E. (2014). You’ll Know It When You See It: Fair Use After Cariou. North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, Annual Conference.

Brown, E. (2014). Remixing Transformative Use: A Three-Part Proposal for Reform. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW, 4 (1).

Bird, R., Brown, E. (2012). The Protection of Well-Known Foreign Marks in the United States: Potential Global Responses to Domestic Ambivalence. NORTH CAROLINA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND COMMERCIAL REGULATION (38).

Bird, R. C., Brown, E. (2011). Interactive Regulation. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LAW (13).

Books
Brown, E. (2013). Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have. Brookline, MA: Bibliomotion.

Book Chapters
Brown, E. (2015). The Global Impact of Government Efforts to Mitigate Trade Secret Theft. In Lynda Oswald and Marisa Anne Pagnattaro (Eds.), Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global Contexts. Cheltenham: . Edward Elgar

Brown, E, Impellizzeri, A. (2015). Introduction. Lawyer Interrupted (1st ed.). Chicago, IL: . American Bar Association

Brown, E. (2013). The Role of Law in Business Education. In Gordon M. Hardy and Daniel L. Everett (Eds.), The Crucial Fusion: Shaping the Future of Business Education (pp. 142-152). New York, NY: . Palgrave MacMillan

Conference Proceeding(s)
Brown, E. (2015). Fit to Work: Improving the Security of Monitored Employees' Health Data. Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Brown, E. (2014). Protecting Trade Secrets in a Global Economy. International Business Academics Consortium (iBAC) and Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research (ATISR), 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND INFORMATION.

Conference Presentations

Brown, E., Scott, I. (2016). "I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means: Redefining and Regulating the Sharing Economy." Presented at the ALSB's Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Brown, E. (2016). "Can You Afford Privacy at Work? Re-examining Workplace Wellness Incentives" Presented at the ALSB's Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Brown, E. (2016). "Fare Trade: Reconciling Public Safety and Gender Discrimination in Single-Sex Ride Sharing." Presented at the ALSB's Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Brown, E. (2016). "Are Wellness Programs Good for Business? A Legal and Ethical Checkup" Presented at the NARBLA's North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association Annual Conference, Bentley University.

Brown, E. (2015). "Shaping the New National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct." Presented at the Bentley University's 2015 Bentley Research Colloquium, Waltham, MA.

Brown, E. (2015). "Wearing Your Heart Rate on Your Sleeve: Comparing and Improving the Legal Protection of Mobile Sensor-Generated Health Data at Work." Presented at the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research's Privacy Scholars Law Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Brown, E., Bird, R. (2015). "A Pragmatic Approach to Incorporating Flextime into the Working Time Directive." Presented at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law's Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law, Bloomington, Indiana.

Brown, E. (2015). "Big Data Science and Analytics: Looming Policy Challenges with Academic Opportunities." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Brown, E. (2015). "Fit to Work: Improving the Security of Monitored Employees' Health Data." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Brown, E. (2015). "So You Want to Go to Law School: Prelaw Advising." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Lichtenstein, S. D., Axelrod, P., Bagby, P. W., Boles, P., Brown, E., Cameron, E., Murphy, T. (2015). "So You Want to Go to Law School – Advising Undergraduate, Graduate and Post- Graduate Students." Presented at the ALSB's Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), Philadelphia, PA.

Brown, E. (2015). "The Risk-Watch: How Wearable Devices Expose Health Data at Work." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, Lowell, MA.

Brown, E. (2015). "Work Flow: Finding Work You Love at Any Stage." Presented at the TEDxBentleyU, Bentley University.

Brown, E. (2014). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the Harvard Coop's Finding Work You Love, Cambridge, MA.

Brown, E. (2014). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the New York State Bar Association's Finding Work You Love, New York, NY.

Brown, E. (2014). "Developing an Alternative Career." Presented at the Pace University Law School's New Directions, New York, NY.

Brown, E. (2014). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the New York City Bar Association's New York City Bar Association, New York, NY.

Brown, E. (2014). "Taking Pictures: Copyright After Cariou." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Brown, E. (2014). "Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Brown, E. (2014). "Protecting Trade Secrets in a Global Economy." Presented at the International Business Academics Consortium (iBAC) and Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research (ATISR)'s 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND INFORMATION, Osaka, Japan.

Brown, E. (2014). "What’s Fair Now About Fair Use: Copyright Law After Cariou." Presented at the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association's Annual Conference, Lowell, MA.

Brown, E. (2014). "How Do I Find My Next Job?" Presented at the Better After 50's She Did It, Wellesley, MA.

Brown, E. (2014). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the Boston Bar Association 's Life After Law, Boston, MA.

Brown, E. (2013). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts's Life After Law, Boston, MA.

Brown, E. (2013). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the Harvard Women's Law Association's Life After Law, Cambridge, MA.

Brown, E. (2013). "My Brilliant But Unusual Career." Presented at the Harvard Law School Alumni Association's Celebration 60 (Harvard Law Alumnae), Cambridge, MA.

Brown, E. (2013). "Finding Professional Joy After Law School." Presented at the Women's Bar Association of Maine's Annual Meeting, Portland, ME.

Brown, E. (2013). "Best Practices in Teaching Business Law." Presented at the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association's NARBLA Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Brown, E. (2012). "How Do You Teach Law to Entrepreneurs?" Presented at the Academy for Legal Studies in Business's ALSB Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Service

University Service
Representative of Law, Tax and FP Department for Faculty Senate, 2015
Faculty Advisor for Bentley Microfinance Journal, 2012
Mentor (Faculty) for Academic Affairs - 2014
Guest Speaker for Emerging Leaders MBA Program - 2013

Professional Service
Editorial Review Board Member for Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2015 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Employment and Labor Law, 2015 - Present
Editor (Associate), Journal for Business Law Review, 2014 - Present
Board of Advisors of a Company for banava, Inc. - 2016
Reviewer, Conference Paper for Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2015 - 2015
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Employment and Labor Law , 2013 - 2013

Public Service
Board Member for American Civil Liberties Union, 2010 - 2013