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Michael J  Bresnick

Michael J Bresnick

Michael Bresnick is a partner in Venable LLP’s Washington, D.C., office, serving as Chair of the Financial Services Investigations and Enforcement Practice. He advises executives, directors, banks and other financial services companies in AML, consumer protection, and other civil and criminal investigations and enforcement actions by a variety of government agencies. He also currently serves as the independent monitor for Deutsche Bank AG following the bank’s $7.2B settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.

Mr. Bresnick previously served as Executive Director of President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force within DOJ. In that role he worked directly with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other leaders throughout federal and state government to lead the largest interagency coalition ever assembled to combat financial fraud.

In total, Mr. Bresnick spent 10 years in DOJ (where he also served as a supervisor in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S.

Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania), leading 16 federal jury trials and representing the government before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on numerous occasions.