Bruce Kraus


Bruce Kraus is a partner in the New York corporate practice and chair of the Corporate Finance and Securities practice group. A leading practitioner in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and capital markets transactions, Bruce left private practice in 2009 to accept a senior position with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation, which was being formed at the time to respond to the challenges of the financial crisis and the Madoff scandal.

Bruce’s practice now includes a range of corporate transactions and corporate counseling for both private equity and strategic buyers, internal investigations, and advice to emerging funds and other new ventures.

As a partner in a private law firm prior to his government service, Bruce worked with telecommunications, national defense and industrial clients from startup through maturity, executing financing, acquisition, divestiture and joint venture strategies, both domestically and internationally. At the SEC, he participated in many of the rulemaking proceedings and studies mandated by Dodd-Frank, and on developing new procedures and techniques for economic analysis of SEC rules. He also contributed to the SEC’s amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Matrixx v. Siracusano, which centered on the role of statistical significance in securities law pleading requirements.

Bruce has been noted as a leading lawyer in Chambers International and Chambers (USA) and is a frequent speaker and author of topics related to corporate and securities law, and SEC rulemaking. (Source: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP)

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