Spencer Bruck

Senior Associate

New York

Spencer Bruck counsels corporations and individuals on a wide range of high-stakes, international white collar matters, including criminal and civil investigations by government regulators, internal investigations, diligence on transactions, and analyzing and enhancing compliance policies and procedures. As a senior associate in the White Collar and Corporate Investigations practice group, Spencer's practice focuses on representations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities violations and accounting fraud.   

Spencer has represented companies and individuals in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, state Attorneys General, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations, FINRA, and multilateral development banks.  He also has experience interfacing with various corporate stakeholders and external accountants. His practice has also involved investigations into private boarding schools in the United States. 

Mr. Bruck is also active in pro bono work. He represents individuals in criminal cases and is involved in civil rights issues.

  • Spencer's recent engagement include: 

    • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in a joint investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission into FCPA issues in multiple international markets and conducted internal investigations in several markets.
    • Represented a senior executive of a multinational financial institution in internal investigation into revenue smoothing and financial disclosure issues as part of an investigation by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Conducted an international internal investigation into FCPA issues for a multinational healthcare company.
    • Represented a securities trader in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding cross-trades and securities parking.
    • Conducted due diligence for a multinational pharmaceutical company into bribery and corruption issues in connection with a merger acquisition.
    • Conducted an internal investigation for an international manufacturing company into improper accounting and revenue smoothing issues raised by a whistleblower.
    • Represented a securities trader in an inquiry by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority into insider trading issues.
    • Represented a tax advisory firm in an investigation by the Department of Justice into the preparation of a client’s tax returns.
    • Conducted an internal investigation for a leading state university system involving accounting, disclosure and documentation issues.
    • Represented a public company and its board of directors in litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder voting and disclosure issues in connection with the financing of a subordinated note in support of a corporate acquisition.
    • Represented a privately-held real estate investment firm in litigation involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty issues in connection with the allocation of sale prices in a portfolio transaction.

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