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Brandt Leibe

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Brandt Leibe is a partner in the firm’s Houston and Washington, D.C. offices in the Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group. 

Mr. Leibe’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal litigation, government investigations, complex civil investigation, corporate internal investigations, and compliance counseling.  In particular, Mr. Leibe has experience with matters related to health care law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, consumer protection laws, banking law, trade sanctions, antitrust law, and mortgage servicing laws.

Mr. Leibe has handled investigation matters involving U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in districts around the country, several litigating divisions of the Department of Justice, and state Attorneys General.  Many of those matters have involved parallel investigations by regulatory agencies and parallel civil class action or qui tam whistleblower litigation.

Mr. Leibe has been selected for inclusion by Legal 500 in the White Collar Criminal Defense category.

Mr. Leibe also has experience litigating cases in federal courts, including briefing critical motions and cases before bankruptcy courts, federal district courts, federal courts of appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Leibe served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court and Judge J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Leibe earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Davidson College, where he graduated valedictorian.  He received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal.


  • “Detecting Foreign Corrupt Practices Crucial to Due Diligence in Acquisitions,” Natural Gas & Electricity (Sept. 2014)
Law Clerk, Judge J. Michael Luttig, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Law Clerk, Justice Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States

J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Davidson College

District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States