Brendan McGuire

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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Greenwich Street 250
New York 10006 NY US

Brendan R. McGuire is an accomplished trial lawyer, litigator and advisor for individual and corporate clients. He represents officers, directors, professionals and corporations in sensitive and complex trials, investigations and other criminal and civil proceedings.

Mr. McGuire has handled significant matters that involve all aspects of white collar crime, including allegations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, tax offenses, bribery, embezzlement, money laundering and FCPA violations.

Mr. McGuire also advises in the areas of national security, cybersecurity and privacy, and export controls and economic sanctions. In addition to his criminal work, Mr. McGuire also represents corporations and individuals in complex commercial litigation.

His recent notable representations include securing the dismissal, prior to trial, of a civil complaint against an international consulting firm alleging computer hacking and the theft of trade secrets filed in California federal court; the defense at trial in the Southern District of New York of a former pharmaceutical executive against charges of fraud and money laundering; and the representation of a financial services firm in connection with high-profile parallel investigations by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

After receiving his law degree, Mr. McGuire practiced as a litigator at two prominent New York law firms where he specialized in white-collar defense and corporate investigations. He also clerked for the Honorable Peter K. Leisure of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. McGuire is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University School of Law, where he teaches national security law. He also serves on the Board of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and the John Jay College Foundation, and recently completed his term on the Board of Trustees of Regis High School. He is also a member of the Lawyers Council for the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City and is an active member of federal and state bar organizations.

Experience :

  • Represented US financial services firms in parallel investigations by the DOJ and the SEC regarding employee theft and misconduct
  • Represented elected New York State official in parallel federal and state investigations of public corruption and tax fraud
  • Represented US trading firm in connection with DOJ investigation of theft of trade secrets and cyber intrusion
  • Represented former employee of Fortune 500 company in connection with DOJ fraud and money laundering investigation and related civil litigation


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2002
  • BA, Williams College, 1998


CLERKSHIPS : The Hon. Peter K. Leisure, US District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Department of Justice
  • United States Attorneys’ Offices, Assistant US Attorney, Southern District of New York
  • Department of Justice
  • United States Attorneys’ Offices, Chief, Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit, Southern District of New York
  • Department of Justice
  • United States Attorneys’ Offices, Chief, Public Corruption Unit, Southern District of New York.


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