Carmen L. Brun

Carmen L. Brun: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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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 Eversheds Sutherland (US), 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.

Selected Experience

Won 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 employee in a misappropriation of trade secrets case.

Awards and Rankings

Named to the 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll


“When broker-dealers, investment advisers and financial advisers face a dispute with a governmental body, I counsel them on the calculus for deciding whether to settle.”

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: The CFPB Proposes to Supervise Nonbanks that Perform One Million or More International Money Transfers Per Year (January 24, 2014)
On January 23, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule whereby the definition of “larger participants” will be expanded to include nonbanks that perform one million or ...

Summary of Selected Sessions From The SEC Speaks in 2013 (March 12, 2013)

Legal Alert: Illustration Disclosures Lead to Dismissal of Universal Life Insurance Class Action (November 29, 2011)

Legal Alert: Summary of Selected Programs from SIFMA Compliance & Legal Division’s 2011 Annual Seminar (April 15, 2011)

Legal Alert: Court Rejects Suit Alleging Fraud and Negligent Design in the Sale of Universal Life Insurance Policies (September 30, 2010)

Legal Alert: Florida Supreme Court Ends Putative Class Action Alleging Numerous Florida Insurance Code Violations (December 1, 2009)


Summary of selected sessions from The SEC Speaks in 2013 (2013)
Journal of Investment Compliance, Vol. 14, No. 2
During the annual SEC Speaks conference, hosted by the Practising Law Institute in cooperation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Commissioners and participants discussed the SEC’s ...

Without admitting or denying - and then what? (December 28, 2008)
Reprinted with permission from FSI Voice

Protecting Families in a Global Economy (2006)
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Lost in Translation: The Economic Analysis of Law in the United States and Europe (2005)
Weltinnenrecht-Liberamicorum Jost Delbruck 131-56

In-House Counsel Access to Confidential Business Information in Section 337 and District Court Proceedings (Summer 2004)
Reprinted with permission from ITC Trial Lawyers Association 337 Reporter, Volume XX, Summer 2004: Second Annual Summer Association Edition

Individual Bargaining, Collective Bargaining and Protective Legislation: Determining the Terms and Conditions of Employment in the Modern American Employment Relationship (2004)
Japan Institute for Labor Policy & Training, No. 1 and 53 Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations 183

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Class Action Defense
  • Labor & Employment
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Internal Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0258  Phone
University Attended:
Indiana University, Bloomington, B.A., with honors and high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa; Indiana University Bloomington Kelley School of Business, M.B.A.
Law School Attended:
Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Order of the Coif
Year of First Admission:
2006, Maryland; 2006, District of Columbia
Birth Information:
Paris, France, April 7, 1967

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