Frederick Braunstein focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and appellate strategy and advocacy. He has several years’ experience representing clients, ranging from individuals to large corporations, in a wide array of matters and has prosecuted and defended numerous actions in trial and appellate courts throughout the country.
Fred also provides analysis of current appellate issues for the Robins Kaplan Appellate Advocacy and Guidance Blog.
Fred is deeply devoted to pro bono work. He has a particular interest in issues of social and economic justice and has advocated on behalf of transgender clients in several civil rights cases.
Immediately prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Fred served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Elizabeth D. Laporte of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. His previous experience also includes work as a litigation associate in the New York office of a large international law firm.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude (2012), Michigan Law Review, Associate Editor (2010-2011), Contributing Editor (2011-2012)
Skidmore College, B.A. in Women’s Studies, magna cum laude (2008)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
LeGal, the LGBT Bar Association of New York (2017-Present)
New York City Bar Association; LGBT Rights Committee Member (2013-2014)