Mr Alan Brudner > Katten > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

NEW YORK, NY 10022-2585
United States

Work Department

White Collar & Internal Investigations


Corporate entities and individuals who need advice or representation in investigations and litigation have called upon Alan Brudner for more than 30 years. With experience both as a federal prosecutor and as head of litigation and investigations for the Americas at one of the most prominent financial institutions in the world, Alan brings extensive knowledge, a multifaceted perspective and a practical approach to all of his matters.

Alan has represented clients in a broad range of investigations by the Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and other regulators. He has also represented clients in Congressional committee investigations. In addition, he represents clients in civil securities and business litigation, and has significant experience representing hospitals and public entities in False Claims Act cases.

As an assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, Alan was responsible for cases that included securities, bank, health care, insurance and federal program frauds. He then worked at UBS AG for 15 years, eight as head of litigation and investigations in the Americas for the UBS Investment Bank, where he managed all of the investment bank’s litigation and enforcement matters. The bank’s senior executives frequently called on Alan for clear-headed guidance, including how best to navigate the legal morass that engulfed the financial industry during the financial crisis of 2007-08. All of his clients get the benefit of his broad experience, his sensitivity to business concerns and his skill and good judgment in dealing with their legal issues as well as with the regulators, prosecutors and adversaries they face.

Alan has successfully tried complex cases before federal juries, represented clients in administrative hearings and argued appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He won a significant pro bono appeal in which the court held that a defendant is entitled to a writ of habeas corpus if his conviction resulted from perjured testimony, even if the prosecutor was unaware of the perjury at the time of trial.

Alan currently serves as chair of the Bioethical Issues Committee of the New York City Bar Association. In that capacity, he is frequently called on for advice and assistance in formulating positions on health care policy issues and proposed legislation.


JD, New York University School of Law; AB, Vassar College, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon