Representative Client Matters

Brune is one of New York City's most sought after white collar practices. We work to solve our clients' sensitive legal problems. We are perhaps best known for our trial work, but some of our biggest successes are ones that must remain confidential.

  • FX traders in DOJ and international investigations (no charges brought)
  • Securities trading firm CEO in state regulatory investigation of “Flash Boy” allegations (no charges brought)
  • Investment banker in SEC investigation (no charges brought) and civil suit (resolved on confidential terms)
  • European banker in criminal investigation of alleged U.S. sanctions violations (no charges brought)
  • Technology professional in criminal and SEC investigation of trading commissions (no charges brought)
  • Traders and LIBOR submitters in DOJ and international investigations (no charges brought)
  • GICs bankers in criminal and SEC investigations (no charges brought) and civil suits (resolved on confidential terms)
  • Eastern European bank in criminal and SEC FCPA investigation (no charges brought)
  • NYSE specialists in SEC and criminal investigations (no charges brought)
  • Hedge fund COO in a criminal case (acquittal), SEC proceedings (resolved on favorable terms) and civil proceedings (summary judgment granted in client’s favor, confidential settlements)
  • Investment adviser / broker dealer CFO and COO in SEC investigation of disclosures and trading practices (no charges brought)
  • Private equity fund and its CEO in SEC proceedings concerning indenture reporting and accounting issues (pending)
  • National investment manager EVP in SEC proceedings concerning bond fund (resolved on favorable terms)
  • Hedge fund analyst in SEC investigation (no charges brought) and civil suits (cases dismissed)
  • Bank investment management head in SEC investigation concerning sales practices (no charges brought)
  • Hedge fund controller in SEC investigation of alleged self-dealing (no charges brought)
  • Broker-dealer investment representative in criminal case concerning tax shelters (verdict reversed on appeal, based on post-trial motion below and case to be dismissed)
  • Hedge fund portfolio manager in criminal and SEC investigations of insider trading (no charges brought)
  • High-level bank compliance officer in a criminal investigation of FX trading practices (witness)
  • Bank compliance head in various matters (witness)
  • Lawyer in malpractice case (strategic advice)
  • Multiple bank compliance personnel in investigation of energy trading practices (witnesses)
  • In-house counsel in SEC and criminal investigation of accounting fraud and related civil cases (witness)
  • Multiple bank compliance personnel in investigation of money laundering issues (witnesses)
  • Bank country head in internal investigation and lawsuit relating to Madoff (no claims brought)
  • Accountant in criminal investigation of Ponzi scheme (no charges brought)
  • Lawyer in criminal investigation of embezzlement from large bank (no charges brought)
  • Analyst firm in internal investigation of insider trading (no charges brought)
  • Business intelligence firm and its CEO in criminal and SEC investigation of insider trading (no charges brought)
  • Actuary in SEC investigation of accounting for insurance contracts (no charges brought)
  • Employees of defense contractor in investigation of billing practices (no charges brought)
  • Industrial infrastructure salesman in internal investigation of FCPA issues (no adverse employment consequences)
  • Large media company in internal investigation and strategic advice relating to a threatened civil suit (no claims brought)
  • CFO of manufacturing company in SEC investigation of cost accounting practices (no charges brought)
  • Controller of software company in a criminal accounting fraud investigation (resolved on favorable terms)
  • Nationally known winery in state AG investigation concerning sales practices (resolved on favorable terms)
  • Future claimants representative (and law professor) in large-scale asbestos trust (strategic advice)
  • Westchester County municipality in investigation of embezzlement by city official (official resigned based on investigative report and ultimately pleaded guilty)
  • Pharmaceutical sales representatives in whistleblower-initiated federal and state criminal and civil investigations of sales practices (no charges brought) and related civil litigation (resolved by company)
  • Obstetricians in whistleblower-initiated Medicaid billing criminal and civil and False Claims Act investigation (no charges or claims brought)
  • Doctor in criminal investigation of prescription practices (no charges brought)
  • Pharmaceutical company in investigation of diversion of prescription samples (no charges brought)
  • Country head of international health care concern in FCPA investigation of payments to doctors (no charges brought)
  • Endocrinologists in criminal and False Claims Act investigation (no charges or claims brought)
  • Drug distributor CEO in SEC accounting investigation (no charges brought)
  • Doctor in criminal investigation of controlled substance prescription practices (no charges brought)
  • Foster care agency in criminal investigation and regulatory investigations concerning supervision practices (no charges brought)