Michael J. Bresnick is the executive director of President Barack Obama?�s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. As executive director, Mr. Bresnick oversees the broadest coalition of law enforcement, investigatory and regulatory agencies ever assembled to combat fraud and protect the American consumer.
Mr. Bresnick spent the last eight years investigating and prosecuting complex fraud cases on the federal level. He began his career as a federal prosecutor in 2003 as an assistant U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, where he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases, including financial fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act offenses.
Most recently, Mr. Bresnick worked in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as an assistant chief in the Fraud Section. In that capacity, he supervised a team of attorneys in the Financial Institution and Public Sector Unit, which investigates and prosecutes a broad range of financial crimes, including mortgage fraud and bank fraud.
Before he began his career as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Bresnick worked for five years in the New York office of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP where his practice focused on white collar crime and business litigation.
Mr. Bresnick clerked for Judge Conrad K. Cyr of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit as well as Judge Morton A. Brody of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. He earned his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law and his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College.