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McGuireWoods LLP

2001 K STREET N.W., SUITE 400, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1040, USA
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Work +1 202 857 1700
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George Terwilliger

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McGuireWoods LLP

Work Department

Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

George Terwilliger is co-head of the firm’s white collar practice and leads the firm’s Strategic Response and Crisis Management practice group. Following his 15 years of public service in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he began as a law clerk and concluded as Acting Attorney General, George has provided counsel in government and internal investigations, agency enforcement proceedings and in civil and criminal litigation. He has represented many of the nation’s and the world’s largest corporations, including major financial institutions, energy companies, public institutions as well as leading business and government officials, including members of the US Senate and House as well as cabinet officials. He has also represented lawyers and corporate legal departments in investigations. As a result of both his private sector work and government positions. George is called upon to provide counsel as well as commentary to government officials, Congress and private organizations on national security, homeland defense, terrorism, and other public policy and legal issues. George’s work regularly involves providing counsel in the executive suites and boardrooms of major corporations.


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Clients praise the 'experienced' team at McGuireWoods LLP for its 'trustworthiness' and the 'exceptional' quality of its leadership, service and advice. In a significant individual representation, Washington DC's George Terwilliger and Benjamin Hatch represented former US Representative Aaron Schock following a 24-count DOJ indictment on fraud and false statement charges arising from his official expense reimbursements and subsequent reports to the Federal Election Committee; following motions to dismiss, two counts were removed from the indictment, while the team continues to represent the client in a preliminary criminal investigation launched by the DOJ. In Richmond, Richard Cullen and Patrick Rowan are also handling a number of representations on behalf of public figures in high-stakes investigations. The group also represents several multinationals, including corporations and financial institutions, in state, federal and cross-border investigations. Charlotte's Kenneth Bell, Richmond's John Adams and practice chair Todd Steggerda in Washington DC are also names to note. In a major hire, Emily Gordy joined the Washington DC office from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, where she managed enforcement operations.

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