Ezra Bronstein is a Senior Associate at Mehri & Skalet. Building on his government experience, Ezra guides domestic and foreign whistleblowers, from crypto technologists and construction workers to consultants and investors, through their legal matters, including the SEC’s and CFTC’s whistleblower reward programs, qui tam cases against government contractors, and lawsuits relating to workplace retaliation. Ezra also litigates class actions targeting abusive or fraudulent business practices and represents independent school districts nationwide in opioid-related litigation.
Before joining M&S, Ezra directed the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General’s whistleblower operations, led public corruption investigations, and participated in prosecutions of complex white-collar crimes. He also assessed regulatory compliance and internal controls of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Federal Home Loan Banks, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and recommended improvements in public reports to Congress.
Ezra serves as a board member and legal advisor to several nonprofit organizations, including Geder Avos, an organization dedicated to preserving historic Jewish cemeteries and mass graves in Eastern and Central Europe.
Mr. Bronstein graduated from The George Washington University Law School in 2012, where he was a Presidential Merit Scholar. While in law school, he interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a public company. Before law school, Mr. Bronstein volunteered as a community organizer and teacher in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, and was ordained as a rabbi.
Mr. Bronstein is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars and is admitted to practice before numerous federal courts.
Money Laundering Whistleblowers Can Maximize Their Bounties, Bloomberglaw (Nov. 9, 2021)
Companies Should Have to Notify Workers of Whistleblower Rights, Law360 (Oct. 2, 2020)
The Potential Rewards for Blowing the Whistle on Wall Street Just Went Up, CLS Blue Sky Blog (Aug. 2019)
FHFA’s Oversight of Two Mission Related Requirement for Federal Home Loan Bank Advances, FHFAOIG (Mar. 2015)
FHFA’s Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: A Long and Complicated Journey, FHFAOIG (Feb. 2015)
Status of the Development of the Common Securitization Platform, FHFAOIG (May 2014)
FHFA’s Oversight of Derivative Counterparty Risk, FHFAOIG (Nov. 2013)
FHFA’s Oversight of Capital Markets Human Capital, FHFAOIG (Aug. 2013)
Analysis of the 2012 Amendments to the Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements, FHFAOIG (Mar. 2013)
A Team Production Solution to Jewish Law Problems with Corporations, Jlaw (Aug. 2012)
In Defense of the Better Bailout: A Heter-Iska Comparison, Jlaw (Mar. 2012)
Inspector General Award for Fraud Prevention (2017)
Inspector General Award for Team Achievement (2014)
Inspector General Award for Special Achievement (Sept. 2014)
Inspector General Award for Special Achievement (June 2014)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP)