Ariel E. Braunstein has been retained as an independent investigator by a variety of clients to investigate potential wrongdoing. Such investigations have primarily focused on allegations of retaliation, nuclear safety concerns, and safety-conscious work environment issues. She has also worked with clients on a variety of other matters, including whistleblower litigation before the US Department of Labor and export control/trade compliance matters before the US Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Ariel attended The George Washington University as a joint degree student, simultaneously earning her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her M.A. in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. While in school, Ariel worked as a legal intern for Judge Robert R. Rigsby at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and in the Office of the General Counsel at the National Nuclear Security Administration.
The George Washington University Law School, 2019, J.D.
George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, 2019, M.A., Security Policy Studies
Villanova University, 2015, B.A., Arab and Islamic Studies and Spanish Language and Literature, cum laude
District of Columbia
Summer Intern to Judge Robert R. Rigsby of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (2016)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016, 2019)