Brendan Radke is an associate in Goodwin’s Securities Litigation + White Collar Defense Group. Mr. Radke joined the firm in 2016. His practice includes defense of individuals and businesses facing regulatory scrutiny from the Securities & Exchange Commission, FINRA and the Department of Justice, as well as defense of related civil or criminal actions. Mr. Radke’s practice also includes securities litigation, internal corporate investigations and complex commercial litigation.

Areas of Practice




Mr. Radke’s recent experience includes:

  • Defense of financial analyst facing criminal and civil securities fraud charges.
  • Internal investigation of potential insider tipping by executive of a biotech company.*
  • Defense of large financial services institution facing unfair business practices claims and civil RICO securities claims.*
  • Representation of a slaughterhouse facing criminal action by the Department of Justice for alleged regulatory violations.*
  • Defense of financial institutions in multi-billion dollar securities litigations related to mortgage-backed securities trusts.*
  • Internal investigation of a nonprofit organization regarding employment and accounting issues (pro bono representation).*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Mr. Radke is a member of the American Bar Association and the San Francisco Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Mr. Radke was an associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in San Francisco. Following law school in 2010, Mr. Radke was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Rule 9, with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Seattle.


Mr. Radke was the Managing Editor of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.





J.D., 2010
University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., English/Philosophy, 2004
College of the Holy Cross





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