Daniel M. Braude

  • Professor

Daniel M. Braude is a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP where he centers his practice on complex litigation involving product liability and commercial disputes, with an emphasis on related electronic discovery and document preservation issues. Focused on the information lifecycle, Mr. Braude addresses the challenges associated with changing technology, cloud computing, and related data privacy and information security issues.  Mr. Braude graduated cum laude with a J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and earned his B.S. degree from Lehigh University.  He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

As chair of Wilson Elser’s e-Discovery practice, Mr. Braude serves as a resource within the firm and for clients on a wide range of topics relating to electronically stored information (ESI). His e-Discovery work includes managing electronic document review efforts, evaluating and employing methods of technology-assisted review, and supervising teams of contract attorneys on large-scale review projects. Additionally, Mr. Braude counsels clients on electronic document retention issues and designs legal hold procedures to assist clients with defensible and cost-effective ESI preservation. He routinely serves as discovery counsel in commercial and product liability matters, frequently on behalf of manufacturers engaged in pattern litigation, and represents Wilson Elser as its designated e-Discovery liaison for large firm clients.

In the field of information governance, Mr. Braude works with organizations to effectively manage and organize their information assets while containing costs and avoiding related organizational risks. He performs auditing, assessment and investigation of current information governance practices and clients toward their objectives by drafting document-retention plans, social media guidelines, cloud computing policies, permissible use policies and “bring your own device” policies. At the same time, he counsels clients on related data security issues and litigation readiness concerns, including the evaluation of legacy data retention and disposal. Mr. Braude routinely engages with clients’ IT employees, records managers and additional key stakeholders to train employees and monitor compliance with information governance policies.

In the product liability field, Mr. Braude represents manufacturers including those in the transportation and recreational products industries. His notable experience includes case management and coordination of defense efforts in pattern litigation and appearing as coordinating counsel at depositions around the country. He frequently confers and consults with engineers on technical issues related to product design and manufacturing.  Additionally, Mr. Braude represents clients in commercial disputes, as either plaintiffs or defendants, often in matters involving subcontractors and component suppliers. In addition, he frequently counsels contractors in the public procurement arena with regard to responding to requests for proposals and related procurement issues.

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