Daniel M. Braude Partner




Dan Braude, chair of Wilson Elser’s e-Discovery team and a member of the firm's Information Governance Leadership Committee, concentrates his practice on complex litigation including commercial disputes, cybersecurity matters and product liability defense. Dan frequently represents transportation manufacturers and providers, plus pipeline operators, in National Transportation Safety Board investigations. In addition, Dan counsels clients in the areas of electronic discovery and information governance including challenges associated with changing technology, cloud computing, and related data privacy and information security issues. Dan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and he serves as an adjunct professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University where he teaches a course on e-Discovery.

Areas of Focus

Information Governance
Dan counsels organizations to manage and organize their information assets to contain costs and minimize related organizational risks. He audits, assesses and investigates current information governance practices and employee adherence to existing policies and he drafts 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. Dan routinely engages with clients’ IT employees, records managers and additional key stakeholders to train employees and monitor compliance with information governance policies.

Commercial Litigation & Counseling
Dan is experienced in both defending and prosecuting commercial litigation disputes, often in matters involving subcontractors and component suppliers. He has demonstrated an ability to meet client objectives not only in the courtroom but also through arbitration and mediation proceedings. In addition, Dan frequently counsels contractors in the public procurement arena with regard to responding to requests for proposals and related procurement issues. 

NTSB Investigations
Dan is a member of the firm’s nationally recognized team of attorneys representing transportation providers and manufacturers, in addition to pipeline operators, in National Transportation Safety Board investigations. His work during the on-scene investigation phase includes providing guidance to party coordinators, representing witnesses in interviews and managing document collection efforts. During subsequent investigation phases, Dan supports clients by analyzing and revising factual reports and drafting party statements.

Product Liability
In the product liability field, Dan represents a wide range of manufacturers, including those in the transportation and recreational products industries, in federal and state courts. His notable experience includes case management and coordination of defense efforts in pattern litigation and appearing as coordinating counsel at depositions around the country. Dan’s practice frequently involves conferring and consulting with engineers on technical issues related to product design, development and manufacturing. 

As chair of the firm’s e-Discovery practice, Dan serves as a resource within the firm and for clients on all topics relating to electronically stored information (ESI). In his e-Discovery work, Dan manages electronic document review efforts, evaluates and utilizes methods of technology-assisted review, and supervises teams of contract attorneys on large-scale review projects. Additionally, Dan 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 all types of disputes, frequently on behalf of manufacturers engaged in pattern litigation, and represents Wilson Elser as its designated e-Discovery liaison for large firm clients.