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Brendan Stuart

Brendan Stuart

Associate

Associate
Brendan Stuart

Brendan Stuart represents clients in high stakes investigations, criminal and civil litigation, and arbitration in domestic and cross-border postures, including matters concerning financial crime, corruption, fraud, antitrust, contract disputes, and compliance with securities and commodities laws.

Brendan is a passionate international human rights advocate and provides pro bono services to individuals and non-profit organizations in connection with asylum and immigration matters.

  • Representing major Scandinavian bank in extensive anti-money laundering and sanctions investigation.
  • Conducted internal investigation for global bank in connection with $50 million fraud, including referral to federal law enforcement resulting in indictment and successful prosecution of the perpetrator.
  • Represented Supervisory Board of a German automotive engineering company in connection with a US Department of Justice investigation of alleged violations of US environmental regulations arising from the diesel emissions scandal.
  • Conducted internal investigations for major financial institutions in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act allegations.
  • Representing a major financial institution in connection with US, European, and Asia-Pacific regulatory investigations of LIBOR and other interest rate benchmarks, as well as numerous class actions.
  • Represented a major financial institution in SEC enforcement investigation involving depositary banks and broker-clients in the sales and purchases of ADRs of foreign issuers.
  • Represented cryptocurrency industry participants in a US Department of Justice and Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigation.
  • Represented senior executive in connection with auto parts antitrust investigation conducted by the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice and others.
  • Represented executive of major pharmaceuticals manufacturer in investigation of generic drug pricing practices conducted by the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice and state attorneys general.
  • Represented two accounting professionals and an investor in a US Department of Justice investigation into alleged securities law violations in connection with purchases and sales of securities of numerous publicly traded companies.
  • Represented various corporate executives in connection with US Department of Justice investigation of various New York construction industry practices.
  • Representing patent acquisition company in arbitration under ICC rules.
  • Defended a major financial institution in class action litigation alleging a conspiracy to manipulate platinum and palladium benchmarks and related derivatives prices.
  • Defended a major financial institution in class action litigation alleging a conspiracy to manipulate the $12 trillion market for debt securities issued by the US Treasury, and related derivatives.
  • Represented a major financial institution in US courts and an associated case in London arising out of an investor contract dispute related to resource extraction in China.
  • Represented a major financial institution in parallel proceedings in the US and UK regarding complex loan facility concerning private Irish hospital.

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Career and qualifications

  • Dickinson College (BA, History, Political Science) 2009
  • Research and Technology Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 2010
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2011
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Certificate in Business Economics and Public Policy) 2012
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD) 2012
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New Jersey 2012
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2012
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2013
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in United States District Courts for Southern and Eastern Districts of New York 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney, Kings County 2014

Professional bodies

  • Federal Bar Council