Lesley Brovner is a founding partner of Peters Brovner LLP, a boutique NYC law firm. Peters Brovner focuses on internal investigations, white collar/regulatory defense, and other rapidly emerging situations that pose substantial reputational and financial risk.
Prior to co-founding Peters Brovner, Lesley Brovner served as First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) from 2014 to 2018. While in this role, Ms. Brovner directed complex criminal and civil investigations, oversaw the issuance of all agency reports and supervised DOI’s counsel’s office.
Prior to working at DOI, Ms. Brovner was a prosecutor for almost two decades at the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the Queens District Attorney’s Office. During that time, she prosecuted numerous matters, including: political corruption, consumer fraud, tax fraud, antitrust violations, social security fraud and the unlicensed practice of nursing and medicine. Ms. Brovner also has extensive appellate experience including before the New York State Court of Appeals. Finally, Ms. Brovner served as the Chief Compliance Officer for the New York State Liquidation Bureau.
Ms. Brovner received her J.D. from American University, Washington School of Law. She received her B.A. from New York University.