Jay Brudz

Partner

Washington

(202) 230-5195 phone
(202) 842-8465 fax

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.

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel for acquisition of privately held electrical manufacturer.
  • Managed due diligence, contract drafting and closing of $70 million acquisition.
  • Managing counsel for complex commercial matter arising from an alleged breach of a Strategic Alliance Agreement in which the plaintiff sought damages of more than $30 million.
  • Lead in-house counsel for very long-running antitrust defense arising out of trade association activity. Oversaw review and production of millions of pages of documents, both hard copy and digital.

Publications

3/28/2014
Inside Counsel
Using contract terms to limit e-discovery costs and burdens in commercial litigation
3/14/2014
Inside Counsel
Technology: Using e-discovery clauses in commercial contracts to restrict sanctions and shift costs
2/28/2014
Inside Counsel
Technology: Controlling costs and risk by limiting discoverable data sources
2/14/2014
Inside Counsel
Technology: Using contract terms to specify the timing and scope of the duty to preserve
1/31/2014
Inside Counsel
Technology: Yes we Kant! Enforceable e-discovery clauses follow the Golden Rule
1/17/2014
Inside Counsel
Technology: Using contract terms to manage e-discovery costs and burdens
9/26/2013
Client Alert
Protect Your Privilege With FRE 502(d): Lessons From Great-West Life & Annuity Ins. Co. v. Am. Econ. Ins. Co.
  • Lead counsel for acquisition of privately held electrical manufacturer.
  • Managed due diligence, contract drafting and closing of $70 million acquisition.
  • Managing counsel for complex commercial matter arising from an alleged breach of a Strategic Alliance Agreement in which the plaintiff sought damages of more than $30 million.
  • Lead in-house counsel for very long-running antitrust defense arising out of trade association activity. Oversaw review and production of millions of pages of documents, both hard copy and digital.