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The co-founder of Bragar Eagel & Squire, PC, Raymond Bragar views the handling of litigation and the practice of law in general as dynamic processes. He encourages his partners and associates to seek innovative approaches to their cases and to think outside the box when formulating their strategies. Raymond Bragar himself exemplifies this approach in a recently filed case alleging copyright infringement on the part of West Publishing Corp. and Reed Elsevier, Inc. As attorney for the plaintiffs, he alleges that the defendants, the operators of Westlaw and LexisNexis, the predominant electronic research organizations for lawyers, infringe on the lawyers’ copyright protection when they include their briefs and other original work in their databases and sell them to subscribers. Since graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1972, Raymond Bragar has qualified for admission to the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the U.S Courts of Appeals for the Second and Fourth Districts as well as for the District of Columbia, and the Federal District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York, as well as New York State’s courts. He also has been granted temporary admission to other bars as necessary. Bragar has an enviable record of prevailing for his clients on numerous occasions, both at trial and on appeal.In addition to handling a broad range of disputes for his clients in traditional and nontraditional venues, Raymond Bragar has been involved in numerous cases noteworthy for their financial impact, for the complexity of the issues involved, or for their inclusion of issues of law that required resolution. A 2006 real estate case, for example, interpreted commercial condominium documents to establish that a minority owner had the right of first refusal to purchase other interests in the building. Bragar prevailed in a 1996 legal malpractice case first by reversing the trial court’s ruling against his clients and then by securing dismissal based on a lack of facts. Bragar also won the reversal of a trial court’s refusal to confirm a $2 million arbitration award he had won for his client.