Aaron Brecher is a member of Orrick's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation, and Compliance teams. An experienced trial lawyer, he's passionate about helping individuals and companies through some of their most difficult and sensitive challenges: government investigations and enforcement actions.
Aaron has defended criminal and civil enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Washington Attorney General's Office, and other state and federal agencies. He has also represented defendants in False Claims Act litigation initiated by private parties, as well as a broad range of other civil litigation. And he has conducted internal investigations on matters ranging from data breaches to harassment to suspected environmental testing fraud.
To keep up with the latest white collar developments, Aaron co-founded and contributes to Target Letter, a blog focused on white collar crime and other government enforcement issues. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist through ACAMS.
Before joining Orrick, Aaron was an associate at Lane Powell PC in Seattle. He clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California before entering private practice.
Government Investigations & Prosecutions:
Other Trial and Litigation Experience
Other Pro Bono Experience
Aaron maintains an active pro bono practice. Beyond the pro bono experience listed above, his representative matters include presenting a successful clemency petition to the Washington Clemency and Pardons Board and the Governor, securing the release after 21 years of a Washington prisoner who had been serving life without parole.