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Bruce R Braun

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Practice Areas

Bruce Braun is co-leader of Sidley’s Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice group and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. Bruce has been recognized by national publications as a “top-flight trial guy,’” “his work ethic is unsurpassed, he is an excellent cross examiner and he is extremely intellectually nimble.” Bruce’s practice includes internal investigations, professional liability, securities fraud, breach of contract, intellectual property, software litigation, insurance, antitrust and consumer fraud matters. He has significant experience representing organizations and individuals in regulatory matters before government agencies, including the DOJ, SEC, PCAOB and a variety of state agencies, among others. In addition, Bruce has extensive appellate experience, including arguing two landmark decisions before the Illinois Supreme Court and arguing cases in numerous federal courts of appeal. At the start of his career, Bruce was a Supreme Court law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

Professional Memberships

Board Member and Past President, CARPLS (Cook County Legal Aid Hotline); Division Chair and former Dinner Chair, Lawyers Division, Jewish United Federation of Chicago; Emeritus Member, Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago; former Adjunct Professor of Law, Appellate Practice, Northwestern University and Loyola University; Board Member, Digestive Health Foundation.