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Brad focuses his practice on representing individuals and companies in white-collar criminal and civil matters, including government inquiries and internal investigations. Brad has significant experience in a wide range of enforcement, criminal and regulatory matters, including those relating to fraud, foreign bribery, and public corruption. His experience spans multiple state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the DOJ, FINRA, SEC, and New York County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, he has represented clients in criminal and regulatory investigations for alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jarkesy, et al. significantly curtails the SEC’s enforcement powers by ruling that the agency’s administrative adjudication of securities fraud cases seeking civil penalties violates the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial.

This landmark ruling deals a major blow to the SEC’s ability to bring enforcement actions in its in-house administrative forum rather than federal court.… Continue Reading