By Nate Raymond
Oct 26 (Reuters) - George Terwilliger, a prominent
white-collar defense attorney in Washington, is set to leave
White & Case to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Terwilliger, once a deputy attorney general under former
president George H.W. Bush, will be joined by three other White
& Case lawyers in the move, Morgan Lewis said Friday. Daniel
Levin, Matthew Miner and Robert Bittman will all join as
Terwilliger, who will officially join Morgan Lewis next
Thursday, said in an interview he would have greater resources
at his new firm.
Terwilliger served as deputy attorney general, the No. 2
official in the U.S. Justice Department, and later acting
attorney general during the administration of the first
In private practice, Terwilliger has focused primarily on
white-collar defense cases and government investigations, along
with civil litigation.
He represented former U.S. attorney general Alberto Gonzales
during congressional investigations into the 2006 scandal over
the dismissal of federal prosecutors.
He also represented Bill Allen, the former chief executive
of Alaska oilfield services company VECO Corp, in a corruption
investigation that led to the indictment of former U.S. senator
Charges against Stevens were later dismissed. Allen, who
cooperated with prosecutors, was sentenced in 2009 to three
years in prison and fined $750,000.
Terwilliger has also been involved in the presidential
election campaign of Mitt Romney, which last October announced
he would be one of several former members of the Justice
Department to advise the campaign on law enforcement issues.
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