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Susan has been consistently recognized for excellence in the practice of law. Susan focuses her practice on white collar matters, helping individuals and entities through investigations involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC, FINRA and other criminal and regulatory bodies.
Susan was included in Benchmark’s 2017 edition of Top 250 Women in Litigation, a publication focused on honoring the achievements of female litigators nationwide. According to the publication, Susan is “a noted high-stakes, high-profile criminal defense litigator” and is “nationally known by peers and competitors alike.”
Susan has repeatedly warded off indictment and regulatory charges through sound strategic choices, meticulous preparation and forceful advocacy. When cases are brought, she is equally effective. A seasoned trial lawyer, she obtained the acquittal of a Bear Stearns hedge fund manager in a federal jury trial.
In 2010, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers conferred upon her the Hon. Thurgood S. Marshall Award for Outstanding Criminal Practitioner, an award conferred annually on one practitioner in New York.
After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office and before founding Brune Law P.C., Susan founded and for 18 years led Brune & Richard LLP, a firm that The New York Times described as “a top-flight New York litigation boutique.”
Susan is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Last Updated 29th September 2017