Alston & Bird LLP
Kristy McAlister Brown is co-chair of the firm's Litigation & Trial Practice Group and leads the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Litigation Practice Team. Ms. Brown focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on class actions and privacy and cyber litigation. She has defended putative class actions across the country and has a strong track record of defeating class certification—both at the trial and appellate levels. Ms. Brown is an experienced privacy and cyber litigator. She has defended class actions brought under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as class actions asserting deceptive trade practice claims based on privacy practices. Ms. Brown also has significant experience defending Federal Trade Commission and state attorney general investigations relating to privacy and business practice issues.
In addition to her privacy litigation experience, Ms. Brown has represented clients in complex commercial litigation involving many types of claims, including antitrust, deceptive trade practices, unfair competition, products liability and accountant’s liability. Ms. Brown’s clients have included several leading wireless service providers, a manufacturer of wireless telephones, a leading rent-to-own company, a leading home-improvement retailer, and a Big Four accounting firm.Ms. Brown was recognized by BTI as a Client Service All-Star in 2014 and in 2020.