C. Ezra Bronstein

Ezra Bronstein

Ezra Bronstein is an experienced attorney dedicated to the protection of whistleblowers, consumers, and employees. Ezra’s practice focuses primarily on representing whistleblowers in all types of matters including bringing qui tam lawsuits under the False Claims Act, submitting tips under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower bounty program, and obtaining compensation for illegal workplace retaliation against whistleblowers. In addition, Ezra represents consumers and workers in complex class actions targeting predatory and discriminatory business practices.

Prior to joining M&S, Ezra directed a federal agency’s Whistleblower Office, lead investigations of public corruption, and participated in prosecutions of complex white-collar crimes. Ezra was also responsible for assessing regulatory compliance and internal controls of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Federal Home Loan Banks, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and recommending improvements in public reports provided 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 completed legal internships at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and at a publicly traded company. Prior to attending law school, Ezra volunteered 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 New York Bar and, pending his admission to the D.C. Bar, is being supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar member.

Publications:

  • 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:

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • Accredited Mortgage Professional