Jane Degenhardt Bruno focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement matters. Ms. Bruno represents individual and institutional clients in all aspects of such cases, from preliminary and grand jury investigations through trial. She represents clients nationwide and is highly regarded as an accomplished courtroom advocate, as well as a resourceful litigator. Ms. Bruno also handles select commercial and civil lawsuits, offering our clients a complete service in high-stakes cases.
As a founding partner of the firm, Ms. Bruno has served as lead and co-lead counsel on many significant white collar criminal cases and complex civil matters. As lead counsel, she most recently defended a branch manager in a mortgage fraud case brought by federal prosecutors in Boston. She also recently represented a CPA in a government procurement fraud case brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. As a partner at the firm, Ms. Bruno represented the main defendant in a large-scale drug importation ring emanating from Vancouver, BC in a case that was indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia. As co-lead counsel, she played a major role in the defense of a trader/stock promoter in a high-profile market manipulation case brought by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. In another white collar matter, after a comprehensive three-year investigation, Ms. Bruno successfully prevented the indictment of a Virginia couple suspected of running a multi-state investment fraud.
Before joining Bruno & Degenhardt, Ms. Bruno was a commercial litigator with the New York law firm of Van De Water & Van De Water where she represented institutional clients in banking, zoning and First Amendment cases. During her tenure at the firm, Ms. Bruno gained diverse transactional experience in land use and bank regulatory matters and was lead-appellate counsel in a complex commercial case. SELECT CASES >>