Susan Brune

New York

One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004
+1 212 668 1900

Susan Brune focuses her practice on white collar defense, government investigations and civil litigation. Experienced in the courtroom, Ms. Brune has been consistently recognized for excellence in the practice of law.

Chambers USA reports that she is “widely recognized as a leader at the white-collar bar” and characterizes her practice as a “go-to practice for major white collar matters.”  While Super Lawyers has identified her as one of the “Top 10 Lawyers in New York,” Chambers notes Ms. Brune’s “breadth of expertise,” “skill at trial” and “expertise in representing high-profile individuals in enforcement proceedings.”

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 serves on the boards of the McCarton School, the Desmond-Fish Library, the New York Council of Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Justice Foundation.  The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers conferred on her the Honorable S. Thurgood Marshall Award for Outstanding Practitioner.


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