Stephen Braga chairs the firm’s national white collar defense practice. He has over 35 years of experience representing individuals and companies in criminal and civil matters before trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.
He has played a leading role in many high-profile white collar cases and investigations in Washington, DC over the course of his career, including defending public relations executive Michael Scanlon in all aspects of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. In the course of this work, as exemplified below, Steve has represented numerous Executive Branch and Congressional officials in addition to private individual and corporate clients. Other career highlights include acting as lead counsel in securing the release in two separate high-profile representations of men who had spent decades in prison for wrongful murder convictions: Marty Tankleff, who was exonerated on an appeal argued by Steve, and Damien Echols, a member of the “West Memphis Three,” who was freed from death row on a deal negotiated by Steve.
Steve was elected a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2008.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Stephen L. Braga