Todd F. Braunstein has nearly 15 years of experience in government investigations: conducting them, defending against them, and shaping national policy about them. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement and related civil litigation. Previously, Mr. Braunstein served as an Assistant US Attorney (AUSA) in Boston, where he prosecuted a wide range of economic crimes. Mr. Braunstein also served as both a White House aide and counsel to the Chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee, where he participated in significant debates about law and policy relevant to government investigations.
Mr. Braunstein conducts internal investigations and defends companies and individuals who are themselves under investigation by the government. He is also a seasoned trial lawyer.
Mr. Braunstein has assisted financial institutions, energy companies, and other clients with dozens of inquiries by the US Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and other federal and state regulatory agencies. Areas of practice where he has significant experience include:
- criminal tax;
- anti-money laundering;
- securities fraud and other securities matters;
- public corruption (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act);
- environmental crimes;
- theft of intellectual property;
- disclosures of classified information; and
- consumer finance.
As an AUSA, Mr. Braunstein investigated and prosecuted a wide range of federal economic crimes, including bribery and kickbacks in programs receiving federal funds; healthcare fraud and other healthcare-related crimes; obstruction of federal auditors; embezzlement of labor union assets; and various wire fraud and mail fraud schemes.