Former UBS Counsel Joins Paul Hastings in New York
New York, New York (July 6, 2010) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Alan Brudner has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department. He is based in the firms New York office.
Mr. Brudner joins the firm from UBS Investment Bank, where he served as Head of Litigation and Investigations for the Americas, overseeing all of the Investment Banks litigation and enforcement matters in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. In this position, Mr. Brudner supervised the handling and resolution of government and regulatory investigations, internal investigations, lawsuits, arbitrations and disputes in a broad range of subject areas.
As the fallout from the global crisis continues, top-tier financial services firms are experiencing increased challenges from prosecutors, regulators and legislators, said Jamie Wareham, Global Chair of Paul Hastings Litigation Department. Alans seasoned legal expertise will provide clients with invaluable counsel as they face growing political and regulatory scrutiny and deal with significant operational and reputational issues.
Alan has great litigation and regulatory experience at the highest level of a major financial institution, which will complement our strong group of litigators in New York," added Barry Sher, Chair of Paul Hastings Litigation Practice in New York. His arrival will enhance our active, growing practice and ability to serve clients in high-stakes securities litigation, regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations.
Paul Hastings solid global footprint and strong financial services practice are extremely attractive to me, said Mr. Brudner. I look forward to working with my talented colleagues to further support the development of the Litigation Department and to provide superior service to financial institutions as well as other clients.
Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Brudner served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted white-collar matters as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and in the Major Crimes Unit. He also clerked for a United States District Judge and practiced law with both a global firm and a boutique white-collar litigation firm. He graduated with honors from New York University School of Law and Vassar College.
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