Summary: Pennsylvania Senior Deputy Attorney General Laurel Brandstetter joins Leech Tishman.
Pennsylvania Senior Deputy Attorney General Laurel Brandstetter will join Leech Tishman beginning Sept. 2, the firm said in a press release. Brandstetter will be helping the law firm launch a new practice area that includes risk, compliance and investigations.
Brandstetter is a former assistant district attorney for Allegheny County, Pa. Working in the Violent Crimes and Firearms Section, she prosecuted homicides, assaults, robbery, drug trafficking and other offenses. He brings 14 years of experience in criminal prosecutions to Leech Tishman, trying to verdict more than 100 cases.
“We’re delighted to have someone of Laurel’s experience join our team,” said Pete Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “She strengthens our capabilities and enables us to serve the needs of clients in a holistic manner.”
Fuscaldo said the firm’s new practice will provide a comprehensive approach for preventing and mitigating the impact from violations of ethical, regulatory and governance standards as well as white collar crimes, such as fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft and forgery.
Since joining the attorney general’s office in 2008, Brandstetter has spearheaded grand jury investigations of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and other prominent public corruption cases.
Speaking on his return to private practice, Brandsletter said, “Leech Tishman is a great fit for me … It’s a hardworking, results-oriented firm that understands the value of protecting and defending their clients in connection with a broad range of issues.”
A graduate of the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, Brandstetter joins a team at Leech Tishman that includes Steven M. Toprani, former district attorney for Washington County, Pa.
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