Carmen Brun represents broker-dealers and individual securities clients in regulatory and enforcement matters involving the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state securities commissions, as well as related FINRA arbitrations. Recently she represented a broker-dealer and individual securities clients in three state securities actions. Carmen also advises corporate and individual clients in matters including tax controversy, trade secrets misappropriation, employment discrimination and class-action insurance defense.
Carmen is strong in business management, having spent considerable time on employment and labor issues, sales and marketing and general management. She worked more than 12 years with Inter-Continental Hotels Group serving as general manager of hotels in Irvine, California; Austin, Texas; and Denver, Colorado. Immediately prior to law school, Carmen was general manager of the former Crowne Plaza at the United Nations in New York City.
Before joining Sutherland, Carmen was the Snyder Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University. Carmen was a varsity swimmer at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Carmen currently serves on the firm's Hiring and Pro Bono Committees.
Sutherland wins summary judgment for NYLIAC in fraud case.
Served as nationwide counsel for an independent broker-dealer in a series of related regulatory matters, class actions and arbitrations concerning Regulation D offerings and other alternative investments.
Won a $38 million verdict against a major pharmaceutical company and former client employee in a misappropriation of trade secrets case.
Awards and Rankings
Named to the 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll