Former Federal Prosecutor Reed Brodsky Joins Gibson Dunn’s New York Office

April 2, 2013

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Reed Brodsky has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner.  Brodsky joined the firm from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Criminal Division, where he was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit for the last six years.

As a federal prosecutor, Brodsky has worked on several high-profile cases, including United States v. Raj Rajaratnam, considered the largest hedge fund insider trading case in U.S. history, which culminated in Rajaratnam’s conviction on all counts of securities fraud and conspiracy after a two-month trial in 2011 and United States v. Rajat Gupta, which culminated in Gupta’s conviction on multiple counts of securities fraud and conspiracy after a four-week trial in 2012.  Brodsky joins more than 40 former Justice Department lawyers at Gibson Dunn.

“We are delighted to welcome Reed to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Our white collar defense and investigations practice is thriving, and expanding our capabilities in this area is a priority for the firm.  Reed has a very strong reputation in the legal and financial communities, particularly in New York.  His trial skills and success in the courtroom will complement our existing strengths and help us to better serve our clients.”

“Reed is a unique talent who shines in a courtroom,” said Randy Mastro, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Litigation Practice Group.  “A superb trial lawyer who is a master strategist and magnificent in front of juries, Reed has distinguished himself as a federal prosecutor, winning convictions in the toughest, highest-profile insider trading cases.  He is a star, and we are looking forward to having him join our all-star team.”

“Reed is another triple threat for our White Collar practice in New York: he wins big cases consistently, his experience and knowledge are compelling assets for our clients, and he is a complete gentleman,” said Jim Walden, Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice.  “We could not be happier.”

About Reed Brodsky

As a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, Brodsky investigated and prosecuted securities fraud, including insider trading, accounting fraud, investment adviser fraud, options backdating, market manipulation, broker bribery, hedge fund frauds, Ponzi schemes, fraud in marketing and structuring CDOs, tax fraud, mail/wire fraud, money laundering, and obstruction.  He has tried 11 criminal cases and has briefed more than 20 appeals, and argued 14, before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  He was the recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2012. 

Brodsky served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York since 2004.  Before that, he practiced from 1997 to 2004 with two law firms in Washington, D.C.  He served as law clerk for Judge Hector M. Laffitte of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico from 1995 to 1997.  Brodsky graduated in 1995 from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was a member of the Honor Council and served as editor of Vanderbilt Journal of International Law.  He is fluent in Spanish. 

Brodsky’s arrival at Gibson Dunn follows that of other former ASUAs, including Avi Weitzman who served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and joined the firm’s New York office in May 2012; Daniel Chung who also served in the Southern District of New York office and joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office in January 2013; and Michael Wong, who has previously served in the Northern District of California, joined the firm’s San Francisco office in July 2012.