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Bradley A. Marcus represents corporate and individual clients in complex civil litigation, class action litigation, individual actions, qui tams, and government enforcement actions and investigations, with a particular focus on white collar criminal defense matters.

As Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, he has represented clients in cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), False Claims Act (FCA), Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), securities and mortgage fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, government loan programs, mortgage lending, servicing, and securitization practices, among other areas.

In the past few years, Mr. Marcus has been involved in a number of cutting-edge cases in the FCPA arena, including:

  • Representation of a Japanese gaming company in FCPA litigation and related parallel matters. The case is currently in discovery and involves one of the first examples of a private party alleging FCPA violations to gain an upper hand in a contract dispute
  • Representation of a former senior executive at an international bank’s Asian office in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) “Sons and Daughters” FCPA investigation, which concern the bank’s hiring of interns who were family members of foreign government officials and bank customers. The “Sons and Daughters” investigation is one of the highest profile FCPA enforcement priorities

Mr. Marcus also counsels clients in responding to subpoenas from federal and state investigative bodies and conducts corporate internal investigations. Among Mr. Marcus’ representations are those initiated by the DOJ, various U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), SEC, Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD-OIG), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), federal banking regulatory agencies, and state attorneys general.

His recent representations include the following:

  • Confidential representation of individuals in a variety of matters, including FCPA investigations, wire fraud investigations, and accounting fraud investigations
  • Confidential representation of an Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender in a civil fraud investigation by the DOJ and HUD-OIG
  • Representation of a major mortgage servicer in investigation initiated by FHFA as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Representation of a student loan servicer in a CFPB investigation
  • Successful representation of lender in trial court and on appeal in connection with qui tam action brought under the Florida False Claims Act against a lender, securitization trust, and MERS for the recovery of allegedly unpaid documentary stamp taxes associated with certain assignments of mortgage notes. Stevens v. State of Florida, No. 1D13-1206, 127 So.3d 668, 2013 WL 6097312 (Fla. App. 1 Dist. November 20, 2013)
  • Successful dismissal of HAMP-related litigation brought by individual borrower against lender alleging fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices

Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Marcus was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law (summa cum laude), where he graduated first in his class, and his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Marcus covered Navy football and men’s college lacrosse for the Washington Times.


  • J.D., University of Baltimore, 2006 (summa cum laude)
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2001


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

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