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Brendan Schulman is Special Counsel in the Litigation Department and heads the firm’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems practice.
Mr. Schulman defended the first federal case ever involving the operation of a commercial drone in the United States. He has two decades of hands-on experience with unmanned aircraft technology. His litigation practice also includes securities fraud cases, complex contract disputes, regulatory challenges, and corporate fiduciary duty claims, in federal and state courts and in arbitration tribunals, with an emphasis on law-and-technology subjects.
Mr. Schulman lectures and writes on unmanned aircraft systems, electronic discovery, and other law-and-technology topics and is a member of the American Bar Association Forum Committee on Air and Space Law, the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and the New York State Bar Association Social Media Law Committee. Mr. Schulman has been quoted in hundreds of news media outlets on the topic of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and is frequently invited to speak on the topic. He sits on the Board of Advisors of the international Humanitarian UAV Network.
In his capacity as E-Discovery Counsel, Mr. Schulman advises clients on the impact of technology and electronically stored information in litigation matters, with an emphasis on technology-assisted review and other cost-effective and defensible strategies.
Highlights of his recent work include: