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Samuel M. Braverman

New York

Samuel Braverman is a shareholder in the New York office of Anderson Kill and co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense Group. 

Sam has been practicing law in the courtroom, at both the trial and the appellate level, for more than three decades and has conducted more than 100 trials as lead counsel. He represents individuals and corporate clients in complex and sensitive criminal and regulatory matters, and his practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, including securities fraud, commercial bribery, honest services fraud, conspiracy, bank fraud, Stark violations, and tax litigation. He has won acquittals in high profile cases, and he has represented clients in more than 40 state counties, 10 federal districts, and before investigative agencies such as FINRA, SEC, state medical boards, the Commission on Judicial Conduct, and Attorney disciplinary committees. He has won reversals on appeal at the New York State Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States and he has won writs of habeas corpus in the SDNY. 

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Super Lawyers Criminal Defense (2013-2023); Super Lawyers White Collar Defense (2015-2023); Super Lawyers Business Law (2015-2016).

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Chair of the Federal Practice and White Collar Defense Committee, current Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee

New York State Bar Association-Member, House of Delegates;

Dartmouth Lawyers Association-Director and Member-At-Large of the Executive Committee;

Bronx County Bar Association- former President, current member BCBA subcommittee to the Judiciary Committee of the City Bar Association;

Network of Bar Leaders-former director

Representative Engagements

  • Represented medical doctor in $10m honest services bribery and medical fraud case post trial-obtained a 95% below-guideline sentence. 
  • Represented pharmacy owner in alleged $10m Stark violation and bribery conspiracy matter-all charges dismissed after three-year investigation. 
  • Represented broker/dealer accused of $3m fraud, money laundering-obtained probationary sentence.
  • Represented investment bank in alleged civil RICO and FINRA violation lawsuit-won summary judgment compelling arbitration for our client, then plaintiff failed to pursue arbitration while it litigated against other remaining defendants, and then time for arbitration expired, matter dismissed in all forums.   
  • Represented large commercial real estate company in dispute with New York City Department of Buildings in dispute related to tax subsidies-no liability found against client. 
  • Represented foreign bank in $5m commercial litigation with criminal money laundering implications in federal court-settled matter without liability finding against client. 
  • Represented broker/dealer accused of honest services bribery conspiracy with fund manager for state asset fund-obtained 90% below-guideline sentence. 
  • Represented attorney in bribery and honest services conspiracy with state and municipal politicians-obtained lowest sentence of all members of conspiracy. 
  • Represented member of municipal government investigated for election fraud-met with investigators and presented defense, no charges filed. 
  • Represented company and conducted internal investigation after client subpoenaed by state licensing board of misdirection of state licensed cannabis products-no loss of license or penalties assessed by state against company.
  • Represented CFO of international corporation in >$350m fraud matter-obtained 90-day sentence (below lifetime imprisonment guideline).
  • Represented broker/dealer before SEC in debt-to-equity conversion investigation-no criminal charges filed, no SEC finding against B/D.
  • Represented two students in university Title IX investigations-both students allowed to graduate with full degree. 
  • Represented dozens of witnesses before federal and state grand juries, parallel investigations (SEC, DOJ, state tax or licensing boards). 
  • Represented many attorneys before state disciplinary committees and before courts in contempt proceedings. 
  • Represented several judges before New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. 
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Defending A Murder Case


May 17, 2024  |  Buffalo, New York
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Defending a Murder Case: Death is Different-Overview of the Homicide Prosecution

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

October 20, 2023  |  New York, NY
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Federal Trial Techniques You Should Bring to Your State Trials

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

May 19, 2023  |  Albany, New York
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The Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney in Homicide Prosecutions


April 11, 2022  |  New York, New York
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Departures and Variances at Sentencing in Federal Court

Fordham Law School

April 05, 2022  |  New York, New York
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Negotiating Plea Agreements in Federal Court

Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey

February 05, 2022  |  Newark, New Jersey
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The Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney in Homicide Prosecutions

September 16, 2021  |  New York, New York
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Government, Privacy, and Ethics in the Digital Age

Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

October 22, 2020  |  New York, New York


Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth, Advanced Management Program (2022)
Duke University School of Law, J.D. (1992)
Dartmouth College, B.A. (1988)


New York
New Jersey


U.S. District Court

  • DNJ
  • EDNY
  • NDNY
  • SDNY
  • WDNY

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Second Circuit
  • Third Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States