Adam L. Braverman is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Investigations + White Collar Defense group. He represents companies and their executives in internal and government investigations, white collar criminal defense matters, and parallel civil litigation related to allegations of bribery, government procurement fraud, COVID-19 and CARES Act fraud, anti-money laundering violations, and matters involving organized crime.

Before joining MoFo, Adam spent thirteen years at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he served in senior level leadership positions in multiple administrations. As Associate Deputy Attorney General, he advised the Deputy Attorney General on litigation and policy matters and was designated to coordinate DOJ’s efforts to investigate and prosecute fraud in connection with COVID-19 and CARES Act relief funds. During his tenure, he worked closely with all of DOJ’s law enforcement agencies, other federal agencies, INTERPOL, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), as well as state and local law enforcement associations. He also led a task force to examine the safety of federal judges, prosecutors, agents and elected officials; and the DOJ’s efforts to design and implement a body-worn camera program for federal agents and task force officers.

Adam also served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, where he managed one of the largest and busiest U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country comprised of nearly 300 employees. In this role, Adam was responsible for enforcing all violations of federal law in the District and defending the nation in all civil lawsuits. Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Adam was an Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief where he led complex investigations and prosecutions of large-scale international criminal organizations. Prior to joining the government, Adam was an associate at a leading global law firm where he dedicated his practice to civil litigation, white collar criminal cases, and internal investigations.

Adam received his J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from The George Washington University.

Representative Experience

  • Led DOJ’s COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force.
  • Created the National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force.
  • Represented a corporate officer charged with securities fraud offenses that were later dismissed.
  • Conducted a four-year investigation into the command and control structure of an organized crime organization.
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