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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 U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and other laws and regulations affecting companies that do business internationally. Brett also has substantial experience representing financial services institutions before federal and state regulators, as well as representing such institutions in complex litigation related to mortgage-backed securities or alleged market manipulation.

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, and represents his clients in negotiations with 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.


Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Red Cross of Greater Idaho, Board of Directors

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