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Brett Ruff


800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

Brett Ruff advises clients on complex regulatory issues and counsels companies in all stages of civil litigation and white-collar criminal proceedings.

In particular, Brett has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and counseling clients with respect to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other laws and regulations affecting companies that do business internationally.  Brett also conducts compliance program reviews and has substantial experience representing companies under investigation by federal and state agencies.
Before joining Holland & Hart, Brett worked as an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in San Francisco, California. He served as a law clerk to Judge Gloria M. Navarro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada before entering private practice.


Internal Investigations & Regulatory Work

  • Brett works with companies in a variety of industries, including defense, financial services, and technology, to conduct internal investigations related to potential violations of statutes, regulations, or internal policies. As appropriate, Brett presents reports to boards of directors, prepares voluntary disclosures to the appropriate regulators, answers regulatory inquiries, conducts compliance program reviews, and represents his clients in investigations by regulators.

Complex Civil Litigation

  • Brett represents clients in all stages of complex civil litigation matters, including appeals and pre-litigation negotiations, in federal and state courts across the country.
  • Brett has particularly strong experience representing financial services institutions in complex litigation related to mortgage-backed securities and alleged market manipulation.


Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Red Cross of Greater Idaho, Board of Directors

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