Sidley Austin LLP

Bruce R Braun

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Bruce Braun, partner in Sidley’s Chicago office, is co-leader of the firmwide Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Bruce has been recognized as one of the top litigators in Chicago and in the nation.

Bruce’s practice encompasses a wide range of subject matter areas, including antitrust, professional liability, securities fraud, internal investigations, breach of contract, intellectual property, software litigation, insurance and consumer fraud. He also has significant experience representing organizations and individuals in regulatory matters before the DOJ, SEC, PCAOB and other entities.

Bruce has also represented numerous accounting firms in class action MDL and other consolidated proceedings arising from the accounting frauds at Countrywide, Paramalat, Refco and HealthSouth, among others. Bruce also has extensive appellate experience, including arguing two landmark decisions before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Professional Memberships

Board Member, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Board Member, Digestive Health Foundation; Executive Committee Member, Board Member, CARPLS (Cook County’s legal aid hotline); Division Chair and former Dinner Chair, Lawyers Division, Jewish United Federation of Metropolitan Chicago; Member, Honorary Committee, Human Rights Awards, National Immigrant Justice Center; Emeritus Member, Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago

Adjunct Professor of Law, Appellate Practice, Northwestern University