Oppenheimer E. Bradley

Bradley E. Oppenheimer

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
    • Executive Editor, Harvard Law Review
    • Technical Editor, Harvard Law and Policy Review
  • Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, Judge Sandra L. Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2013-2014

Admitted

  • 2013, Massachusetts
  • 2014, Maryland
  • 2015, District of Columbia
  • 2019, Supreme Court of the US

Bradley E. Oppenheimer represents clients in high-stakes litigation and investigations, focusing on securities, FinTech and cryptocurrency litigation, False Claims Act proceedings, and complex commercial disputes.  He holds a track record of successful outcomes for both plaintiffs and defendants. 

Brad litigates cases from pre-complaint stages to appeal.  He provides strategic advice to clients to find the best possible approaches to their cases, and assists clients of all types, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies to nonprofit organizations, to navigate all aspects of trial and appellate litigation.  He has helped develop winning strategies that shape broader industry trends in litigation, particularly in securities and False Claims Act cases.  

Brad understands the business and personal costs of litigation for parties.  He helps clients avoid litigation entirely with pre-complaint resolutions that save clients significant time, money, and difficulty, in both private business disputes and government investigations.  In litigation, he has won successful outcomes for his clients in dispositive pre-trial motions, at trial, and on appeal.  

Brad also represents clients seeking to submit amicus briefs at all levels of the judiciary, including the Supreme Court, and works with clients to maximize the impact of their briefing. 

Representative Experience

  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ripple Labs Inc. (S.D.N.Y.). Represented fintech company in defense against SEC enforcement suit.  Won partial summary judgment against the SEC, in what is believed to be the first time the SEC lost any part of a cryptocurrency enforcement action.  Successfully obtained exclusion of an SEC expert who had testified in multiple previous cryptocurrency enforcement matters.
  • United States ex rel. Ruckh v. CMC II, LLC (M.D. Fla., 11th Cir.). Represented qui tam relator in federal and state False Claims Act ligation involving fraudulent Medicare billing by one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing facilities, Consulate Health Care.  Following a successful jury trial, the Eleventh Circuit upheld on appeal a more than $255 million judgment against the defendants.  This is one of the largest Medicare whistleblower jury verdicts in history to be upheld on appeal.
  • Represented defendant-counterclaimant pursuing D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act counterclaims in D.C. Superior Court. Won summary judgment against all of plaintiff’s affirmative claims and defeated plaintiff’s summary judgment motion against consumer protection counterclaims.
  • Represented individual clients pursuing a legal malpractice action against their former attorneys, resulting in successful pre-complaint settlement.

Achievements

  • Named among Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers (2024)

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