Daniel A. Braun

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Drawing on 30 years of experience as a litigator, Daniel A. Braun focuses his practice on complex criminal, regulatory, and administrative investigations.

Dan represents corporate clients and individuals in matters often involving allegations of market misconduct, foreign bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions violations, fraud, and violations of antitrust law. He has extensive experience in cross-border investigations and has led internal investigations for clients involving conduct in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Dan conducts risk assessments and provides advice regarding the design and implementation of compliance policies and remedial measures.


Dan maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting clients in death penalty habeas litigation, immigration and asylum proceedings, and advocating for domestic violence and human trafficking victims.

Prior to returning to private practice, Dan served as the Deputy Chief for Litigation in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he oversaw a team of 30 prosecutors and staff, and directed global investigations relating to benchmark interest rates, foreign exchange, and other financial markets and products. He also served as the Deputy Chief of Appeals of the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted federal cases involving official corruption, economic crimes, and racketeering. 


Education
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1991
     
  • Princeton University, B.A., with honors, 1987
    • Phi Beta Kappa
       
Bar admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • California (inactive)
Clerkships
  • Hon. Timothy K. Lewis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Hon. G. Thomas Eisele, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Government service
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section
  • Deputy Chief for Litigation, Acting Chief for Strategy and Policy
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of Appeals

Representative matters
  • Represented a major U.S. financial institution in connection with investigations in Europe and the U.S., focusing on allegations of official corruption and money laundering.
  • Represented a major financial institution in an internal investigation focusing on potential fraud and antitrust violations relating to syndicated debt issuances; responsible for reporting to DOJ based on the outcome of the review, resulting in no action against the client.
  • Represented a major U.S.-based energy company in responding to a DOJ inquiry regarding allegations of corruption in West Africa.
  • Represented a multinational energy company regarding corruption and compliance risks associated with the negotiation of a multilateral joint venture governing operations in Europe and Asia. 
  • Represented a senior technology advisor for a cryptocurrency exchange and virtual currency supplier in investigations before DOJ, the CFTC, and the New York State AG’s Office.
  • Represented a major private equity firm regarding DOJ and SEC investigations and related civil litigation relating to conduct at a portfolio company.
  • Represented an international relief organization in responding to a cyber-attack and data breach and addressing allegations of corruption in a government-funded relief program, including cooperation with U.S. and Japanese law enforcement authorities.
  • Represented an executive in the sales division of a pharmaceutical company in federal and state antitrust investigations and related civil litigation. 
  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in negotiating terms of a corporate transaction relating to the management and resolution of a pending DOJ FCPA investigation.
  • Represented the Chief Medical Officer of a publicly traded pharmaceutical company in DOJ and SEC investigations. 


Daniel A. Braun

Daniel A. Braun

Partner

Office
Washington, DC
Tel.
+1 (202) 778-1824
Fax.
(202) 822-8106
Others
Send an Email
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