Susan Brune

New York

One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004
212 668 1900

Susan Brune focuses her practice on white collar defense, government investigations and civil litigation. Chambers USA describes her as a “phenomenal lawyer” and “highly respected in the white-collar criminal defense field.” Chambers USA also cites her experience in commercial litigation, and notes that she brings “a combination of creativity, rigor and superb strategic sense to her analysis of a case.”

Experienced in the courtroom, Ms. Brune has been consistently recognized for excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers has identified her as one of the “Top 10 Lawyers in New York.” The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers conferred on her the Honorable S. Thurgood Marshall Award for Outstanding Practitioner.

Ms. Brune has repeatedly warded off indictment and regulatory charges through sound strategic choices, meticulous preparation and forceful advocacy. When cases are brought, she is equally effective. A seasoned trial lawyer, she obtained the acquittal of a Bear Stearns hedge fund manager in a federal jury trial.

Ms. Brune’s criminal and civil representations have included allegations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, insider trading, health care and other government contract fraud, tax-related fraud, antitrust violations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, customs violations and bank fraud. She practices in federal and state court, and before the SEC, FINRA and other enforcement agencies.

Before founding Brune & Richard, Ms. Brune served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1990-1997. Ms. Brune is a member of the Board of Directors of the McCarton Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the McCarton School, and the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Foundation.

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