Susan E. Brune

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Susan has been consistently recognized for excellence in the practice of law. Chambers USA has identified Susan Brune as a “Star Individual,” an elite ranking above “Band 1.”  Per Chambers, “Susan is savvy, responsive, effective and discreet. She is at the top of her game.”  Also, per Chambers, "Susan has remarkable credibility with stakeholders on every side of an issue." "There is no one who is more of a tenacious advocate than Susan Brune." "Susan is the whole package with incredible skill and judgment. She is really smart, an incredibly effective advocate, can distill complex situations and has a way of getting into the client's world that is really unique." "She completely immerses herself in her cases."

In praise of her firm, Chambers USA noted, “The firm is outstanding in its responsiveness, thoroughness and innovation. They handle very complex matters flawlessly.” "The team see around the corners of how events and lines of questioning unfold, allowing deep preparation."

Susan is focused on efficiently solving her clients’ problems, whether they involve commercial disputes or contacts with prosecutors or regulators. In the white collar sphere, Susan 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 achieved a complete victory for a private equity investor in an enforcement case in the SEC’s administrative forum. She also obtained the acquittal of a Bear Stearns hedge fund manager in a federal jury trial. 

Before starting her private practice, Susan served as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan.