Susan E. Brune is a partner at Brune & Richard LLP, a law firm with offices in New York and San Francisco. Susan and her firm have consistently been recognized for excellence in the practice of law. Most recently, The New York Times profiled the firm, identifying it as a “top-flight litigation boutique.” Susan previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Chambers USA, a referral guide to lawyers in the United States, has noted that Susan Brune is a “phenomenal lawyer” and “highly respected in the white-collar criminal defense field.” Chambers USA also cites her experience in commercial litigation, and notes that she brings “a combination of creativity, rigor and superb strategic sense to her analysis of a case.” Her successful defense of a Bear Stearns hedge fund manager at a federal criminal trial in 2009 led the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to confer upon Susan the Thurgood Marshall Award for Outstanding Practitioner.
Susan Brune represents individuals and entities in criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings and in commercial litigation. Currently, she and her firm are handling the defense of numerous individuals from leading financial institutions in criminal, SEC, FINRA, and international investigations and in commercial disputes. The firm also handles commercial litigation matters for entities in the financial services and energy industries, including Prudential, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and Southern California Edison Company.
Susan regularly writes and speaks on trial techniques and financial services regulatory issues. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Foundation and is active in the McCarton Foundation, an organization that seeks to empower autistic individuals through educational means. She and her husband Chip Loewenson, also an attorney, live in New York City with their children George and Irene, both 14, and Henry, 17.