Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Braunstein served as an AUSA in the Economic Crimes Unit of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. Highlights of his tenure included the conviction, following a jury trial, of a police officer who provided information to a drug trafficker about undercover law enforcement operations. Mr. Braunstein also investigated and prosecuted health insurance executives accused of engaging in a sprawling scheme to defraud numerous other health insurance companies.
Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, Mr. Braunstein worked in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Mr. Braunstein served as the principal day-to-day White House policy advisor on issues within his portfolio, which included a wide range of legal policy issues, with a focus on crime, immigration and civil litigation. He briefed the President, Chief of Staff and other top White House officials on key issues, and worked with leadership in the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Labor, Commerce and Health and Human Services, among others. Mr. Braunstein also served as Counsel for Crime and Terrorism to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Braunstein began his career as a litigation associate at another law firm in Washington DC.