Brandon defends companies and their executives in complex civil and criminal cases involving alleged healthcare fraud, the False Claims Act (FCA), whistleblower allegations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, regulatory violations, and contract and procurement fraud. She has extensive experience shepherding life sciences companies, government contractors, not-for-profits, and technology companies through internal investigations and responding to subpoenas and civil investigative demands (CIDs). She also advises a broad range of companies on compliance programs, privacy, telecommunications, compliance, Team Telecom, and new media issues.


Representative Matters

  • Litigates FCA cases and other complex federal actions both at the trial and appellate levels.
  • Defends corporations and executives in the life sciences field facing multi-agency federal fraud investigations.
  • Defends executives facing Park doctrine/Responsible Corporate Officer (RCO) charges stemming from allegations of off-label marketing.
  • Represents executives and corporations facing FCPA investigations.
  • Represents corporate executives facing multi-agency investigations of fraud and regulatory violations.
  • Conducts internal investigations to assess allegations of misconduct, potential exposure and advise on appropriate disclosures or corrective actions.
  • Assists companies with strategy and logistics associated with responding to government subpoenas, CIDs, and civil litigation.
  • Assists government contractors with assessing, investigating, and responding to ethics hotline complaints.
  • Assists not-for-profits in responding to and managing government investigations.
  • Represents companies and individuals facing Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations and potential enforcement actions.
  • Navigates witnesses through headline-grabbing Congressional investigations.
  • Represents executives facing professional disciplinary, exclusion and debarment proceedings.
  • Counsels clients regarding best practices for developing policies and procedures for compliance with complex laws and regulations and conducts related trainings.
  • Counsels clients on compliance with complex anti-kickback laws and regulations.
  • Assists companies in interfacing and complying with Team Telecom requirements.
  • Supports foreign acquisitions of critical U.S. infrastructure companies in conjunction with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process and negotiations with Team Telecom.

Professional Experience

  • Intern, the Honorable Anthony Trenga, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia 


  • American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Criminal Justice
  • Federal Bar Association, Qui Tam Section
  • The Virginia Bar Association (VBA)
    • Criminal Law Section
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)


  • Recognized by Chambers USA as "Up and Coming" in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (2023, 2024)
  • Recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in White Collar Law (2022)
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 US as a "Recommended Lawyer" in Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense (2021-2024)



J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

B.A., Davidson College

Law Journals

Development Editor, Journal of Law and Politics

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

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