Professional Biography
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Shari Brandt Partner

Litigation Lead, New York Office

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Shari A. Brandt is the Litigation practice lead in the firm’s New York office. Her experience includes more than 25 years representing institutions and individuals in high-stakes matters, including white-collar criminal and regulatory proceedings, internal investigations, and complex commercial civil litigation.

Shari has particular depth in defending matters before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as litigating class action litigation alleging antitrust, securities laws, and Commodity Exchange Act violations relating to complex financial products. She regularly handles matters that proceed simultaneously in regulatory, white-collar defense, and civil litigation forums, as well as defending against investigations brought by U.S. attorney’s offices, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), state attorneys general offices, and governmental and self-regulatory bodies. 

Recognized in Legal 500 and Chambers USA, Shari has been described by clients as “very client service oriented,” “extremely smart, experienced, hardworking and thorough,” noting as well that she is “responsive and strategic” and “does a great job with really complex cases.”

Chambers USA 2022

Ranked by Chambers USA Five Years in a Row

White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), 2023
  • Ranked by Chambers USA in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2018 – 2022
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Named "Litigation Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal, 2018
  • Listed in Women Worth Watching Series by Diversity Journal, 2018
  • Selected by Benchmark Litigation as a Top Woman in Litigation, 2015 – 2022, and as a Local Litigation Star, 2016 – 2022
  • Named to Global Investigations Review’s Inaugural Top 100 Women in Investigations list, 2015
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Corporate Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense, General Commercial Disputes, and Securities Litigation, 2010 – 2022
  • Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a New York Super Lawyer for Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, and White Collar Criminal Defense, 2012 – 2022, and as a New York Rising Star, 2011

Professional Leadership

  • Law360 Securities Editorial Advisory Board, Member
  • New York City Bar, White Collar Crime Committee, Member

Community Involvement

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ Board of Trustees, Member
  • Jewish Family Service of Metrowest Board of Trustees, Member

Related Employment

  • Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, New York, NY, 1999 – 2020
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY, 1996 – 1998


  • Hon. Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit





Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1992