Brad Gershel
Brad Gershel

Brad Gershel

Tel 646.346.8034
Fax 212.223.1942
New York

Mr. Gershel's practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal and regulatory investigations, and complex civil litigation. He has represented corporate and individual clients in a wide range of matters at all phases of litigation, and practices in both state and federal court. Mr. Gershel also has an extensive pro bono practice, with a particular focus on representing individual clients in federal courts and agencies in immigration matters. He is a frequent contributor to Money Laundering Watch, Ballard Spahr's blog focused exclusively on money laundering issues.

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, Member, Capital Punishment Committee and Criminal Advocacy Committee


Co-author, "The SEC's New Enforcement Tool?" Law360, July 12, 2017 

Co-author, "SEC Embraces its New Enforcement Weapon: Anti-Money Laundering and Reporting Requirements Under the Bank Secrecy Act," The Temple 10-Q, July 10, 2017 

Author, "Sentencing Synthetic Cannabinoid Offenders: 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, "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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit