Ezra Bronstein

Ezra Bronstein

Ezra Bronstein is an experienced litigator dedicated to protecting those that speak truth to power. Building on his extensive experience leading a federal agency’s whistleblower operations, Ezra represents whistleblowers in all types of high-stakes matters including by bringing qui tam lawsuits against unscrupulous government contractors, submitting tips under the SEC’s and CFTC’s whistleblower reward programs, and obtaining compensation for workplace retaliation against whistleblowers. In addition, Ezra represents consumers and workers in complex class actions targeting predatory and discriminatory practices. 

Prior to joining M&S, Ezra directed the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General’s Whistleblower Office, lead investigations of white-collar crimes and public corruption, and participated in prosecutions of fraudsters. In addition, Ezra 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 Geder Avos, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic cemeteries and graves in Eastern and Central Europe.

Ezra graduated from The George Washington University Law School in 2012 where he was a Presidential Merit Scholar. While in law school, Ezra interned at the SEC and at a publicly traded company. Prior to attending law school, Ezra served as a community organizer and teacher in communities in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, and was ordained as a rabbi.

Ezra is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars, and is admitted to practice before numerous federal courts.

Publications:

  • 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.com (Aug. 2012)
  • In Defense of the Better Bailout: A Heter-Iska Comparison, Jlaw.com (Mar. 2012)

Awards:

  • 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)

Certifications:

  • Accredited Mortgage Professional