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Laurel Brandstetter Named Chair of Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group

7/12/2017

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is pleased to announce that Laurel Brandstetter has been named as chair of the Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group.

“Laurel has already played an integral role in expanding our practice both locally and nationally,” said Managing Partner Nicholas J. LePore, III. “We look forward to continued excellence and growth of this group under her strong leadership.”

“This is an exciting opportunity and I am humbled to work with such a strong team at Schnader,” said Brandstetter. “Our formidable practice group will continue to emphasize comprehensive and exemplary service for corporate and organizational clients and continue to provide critical defense and representation during what can be our clients’ most difficult and trying times.”

A skilled trial lawyer and former prosecutor, Brandstetter has extensive experience in the areas of white collar criminal defense, government investigations and prosecutions, corporate compliance, and internal investigations for a wide variety of entities from corporations to municipalities and universities. Her practice includes handling complex, high-stakes criminal and civil matters on a wide range of issues, as well as matters involving federal regulation, ethics and professional responsibility.

Brandstetter served for over six years as a Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and for over seven years as an Assistant District Attorney for the Allegheny County District Attorney. She also founded and chaired the White Collar and Internal Investigations practice group as a partner with the law firm of Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC. Among other civic leadership activities, Brandstetter currently serves as Chairperson of the Allegheny County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

Schnader’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group is a talented team comprised of a former prosecutor, a securities lawyer well versed in SEC enforcement defense and investigations, and nationally renowned appellate and trial lawyers. The group’s broad experience allows the firm both to defend against government investigations and prosecutions and to spearhead and conduct thorough and effective internal investigations. The Practice Group understands both the prosecutorial perspective and the need to mount decisive defenses to preserve our clients’ rights. As a result, the Group is strategically poised to anticipate a variety of legal issues that can arise at any stage of an investigation or prosecution and advocate on behalf of clients effectively.

About Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is a law firm of approximately 160 attorneys located throughout eight offices, with a reputation for its strong national and international practice spanning more than 40 areas of law. Since 1935, Schnader has remained committed to the original mission of excellence in practicing law, responsiveness to clients, and the provision of public service upon which the firm was established.