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David E. Brodsky

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


David E. Brodsky is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb based in the firm's New York office.

Mr. Brodsky specializes in securities enforcement, white-collar criminal defense, and internal investigations. He has represented corporations and individuals in investigations involving alleged insider trading, accounting and securities fraud, foreign corrupt payments, bid rigging, and obstruction of justice.

He has appeared before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Attorney General's Office, and the New York District Attorney's Office.

Mr. Brodsky is distinguished as one of the leading lawyers for white-collar criminal defense and investigations by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500. He has spoken before the Practicing Law Institute, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the Institute of International Bankers, the Federal Bar Council, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has served on the Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics of the Association of the Bar for the City of New York, is an officer of the Federal Bar Council, and is a member and former Director of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.

Previously, Mr. Brodsky served in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he handled more than a dozen jury trials and argued numerous appeals before the Second Circuit. As Chief Appellate Attorney, he briefed and argued United States v. Chestman, a precedent-setting insider-trading case decided by the Second Circuit sitting in banc. In addition, as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, he handled United States v. Bilzerian, a high-profile securities and tax fraud prosecution.

Mr. Brodsky joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 1994. He received a J.D. degree in 1983 from the Yale Law School, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Mr. Brodsky received an undergraduate degree in 1980 from Rutgers University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Following law school, Mr. Brodsky served as a law clerk to the Honorable W. Arthur Garrity, Jr., United States District Judge in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mr. Brodsky is a member of the Bar in New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
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