Brad Gershel
Brad Gershel

Brad Gershel

Tel 646.346.8034
Fax 212.223.1942
New York

Brad Gershel focuses his practice on representing individuals and companies in white-collar criminal and civil matters, including government inquiries and internal investigations.

Mr. Gershel has significant experience in a wide range of criminal, enforcement and regulatory matters, including those relating to fraud, foreign bribery, and public corruption. His experience spans multiple state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the DOJ, FINRA, the SEC, and New York County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Gershel's practice also includes counseling clients in matters pertaining to the False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and alleged violations of securities laws. He is a frequent contributor to Money Laundering Watch, Ballard Spahr's blog focused exclusively on money laundering issues.

Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Mr. Gershel was an associate at a boutique securities litigation and white-collar defense law firm. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York.

Professional Activities

Federal Bar Council, Member, Committee on Sentencing and Alternatives to Incarceration

New York City Bar Association


Author, "Sentencing Synthetic Cannabinoids: No Cognizable Basis," 54 American Criminal Law Review Online 50, 2017

Co-author, "2016 Year in Review: Money Laundering (Part Two)," Money Laundering Watch, February 6, 2017

Co-author, "2016 Year in Review: Money Laundering (Part One)," Money Laundering Watch, February 1, 2017

Author, "Fraud: U.S. v. Shaw," 44 American Bar Association: Preview 1, 2016

Author, "Applying Double Effect in Armed Conflicts: A Crisis of Legitimacy," 27 Emory International Law Review 741, 2013

Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2013)

Michigan State University (B.A., 2010)

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York