Jay Brudz is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and co-chair of the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group. He is also an executive managing director of the firm’s eDiscovery subsidiary, Tritura Information Governance LLC, which provides state of the art eDiscovery technology and services to the firm's clients.
Jay’s experience includes building and managing world class eDiscovery operations, internal compliance and FCPA investigations, and developing enterprise-level information governance best practices.
Jay previously served in several roles focusing on the intersection of applied technology and law, including as Senior Counsel for Legal Technology at General Electric where he created and led their corporate eDiscovery center supporting over 1,200 attorneys. In this role he was also responsible for all corporate technology initiatives within GE’s legal operation, including the successful implementation of legal hold, e-billing, insider trading compliance, intranet and patent docketing systems.
Jay also previously served as President and Senior Forensic Consultant of Verabit, where he conducted computer forensic investigations and provided expert consultation and testimony in cases ranging from employee misappropriation of trade secrets to FCPA investigations. Prior to that, he was a system architect and lead developer for a database backed Web-based development company specializing in creating customized systems for corporate legal operations. Jay is an accomplished Java, PHP, VisualBasic and PL-SQL programmer, and he has experience with many other technologies.
Jay has also served as Litigation and Transactions counsel for GE Industrial Systems, where he managed a diverse portfolio of cases and M&A transactions for a $4.5 billion division of General Electric.
Jay is a skilled and frequent speaker at legal industry events on the topics of legal technology and eDiscovery. His work has been published in several publications, including eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, Storage Magazine and Connecticut Law Review.
Jay has served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven where he taught courses on Network Security and Computer Crime. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.