Seth D. DuCharme > Bracewell LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell LLP
31 W. 52nd Street
Suite 1900
New York, NY 10019
United States


Seth DuCharme draws on his experiences serving as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States and the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to advise companies and individuals on cases involving cross border regulation, cyber security and breach response, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) diligence and litigation, export controls, sanctions compliance and anti-money laundering. In 2021, Seth was appointed to the Criminal Justice Act panel to represent defendants in federal court.

Seth served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York from 2008 through 2021. He held various positions at the Eastern District, including Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of the National Security & Cybercrime Section and Acting United States Attorney. In his various leadership roles, Seth supervised some the Department’s most important cases, including the trial of “El Chapo” Guzman; the indictment of tech giant Huawei; the RICO prosecution of Keith Raniere in connection with the NXIVM cult; the investigation of a global financial institution for its involvement in the 1MDB Malaysian bond deal, resulting in the largest criminal penalty ever obtained in an FCPA case; the arrest and indictment of eight individuals charged with conspiring to act as illegal agents of the People’s Republic of China; and the conclusion of a deferred prosecution agreement over a major financial institution in connection with its potential exposure for international money laundering.


Fordham University School of Law,
J.D., 2003, cum laude, Order of the Coif
Hamilton College,
B.A., 1992, with honors

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Bracewell LLP fields a team of deeply experienced practitioners under the leadership of Washington DC’s Stephen Braga. It is well versed in government investigations and caters to both corporate and individual clients. Key areas of focus for the practice include enforcement actions, compliance, monitorships, fraud and antitrust issues. Braga has considerable experience in defending clients in criminal and civil matters before trial and appellate courts. Seth DuCharme joined in New York from the DOJ in May 2021, and Anne M. Termine joined in Washington DC from Covington & Burling LLP in June 2021. Paul Shechtman left the firm in May 2022.