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

NEW YORK, NY 10022-2585
United States
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Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Alan Brudner has more than 30 years of experience representing institutions and individuals in government and regulatory investigations, internal investigations and litigation. With significant experience both as a former 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 broad knowledge and a multifaceted perspective to all of his cases and matters. Alan regularly counsels clients on matters involving the Department of Justice and US Attorney’s Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other federal and state regulators and prosecutors. He has also represented clients in connection with investigations by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Alan has represented clients in connection with investigations of such offenses as insider trading, bid-rigging, fraudulent accounting and disclosure, fraudulent sales practices, market manipulation, tax evasion, money laundering, and corrupt foreign payments. He also represents clients in securities and business litigation, and in the past few years he has represented hospitals and public entities in investigations of billing practices and  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 the investigation and prosecution of numerous cases focusing on securities, mail, wire and bank frauds; tax and customs frauds; money laundering; and other white collar criminal matters. In 1994, he received the US Chief Postal Inspector’s Special Award for the investigation and prosecution of significant mail and wire fraud cases.

After his time as a prosecutor, Alan worked for UBS AG for 15 years, eight of which were as head of litigation and investigations in the Americas for the UBS Investment Bank. With significant experience in the government, in-house and in private practice, Alan is highly sensitive to his clients’ business concerns, while helping them address their legal, regulatory and compliance issues.

Alan has successfully tried complex cases before federal juries, has represented clients in administrative hearings and arbitrations, and has briefed and argued appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, including a successful 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. A frequent judge for the Fordham Law School trial advocacy program and NYU School of Law’s Moot Court program, Alan also often appears on CLE panels regarding the ethics and mechanics of corporate internal investigations, securities investigations, and litigation.

While attending law school, Alan served as managing editor of the Annual Survey of American Law and was the recipient of the Judge Abraham Lieberman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Criminal Law. He was awarded the Eleanor H. DeGolier Prize for Academic Excellence at Vassar College.


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

Lawyer Rankings

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

Drawing on significant trial experience, Katten is noted for its team of ‘exceptional attorneys, who respond quickly‘ to clients, which include both corporates and individuals. In New York, Scott Resnik represented the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation in a fraud trial against the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General regarding services provided to undocumented immigrants; the client was cleared on all charges. He also defended William Scully, former president of Pharmalogical, in a 73-count indictment in the Eastern District of New York regarding allegations that the company bought unapproved pharmaceuticals in Europe to resell in the US; Resnik obtained acquittals on the 11 most serious counts and secured a relatively lenient sentence. Other important names include Alan Brudner in New York, Gil Soffer in Chicago, Nadira Clarke in Washington DC and Lily Chinn in San Francisco.