White Collar Enforcement: No Small Act

White Collar Practice Bolstered in Response to Global Developments

White collar risk management became “exponentially more complex” for multinational companies in 2011, according to George Terwilliger, White & Case’s Global White Collar Practice Leader. Potentially the most explosive white collar development is the implementation of the new UK Bribery Act with its long-arm enforcement worldwide.

Responding to this evolving environment and clients’ needs, the Firm bolstered its Global White Collar Practice with key hires worldwide. In searching for the best recruits, the Firm looked not only at lawyers at other firms, but also at government lawyers who had key roles in drafting and enforcing white collar laws.

Charlie Montieth, formerly Head of Assurance in the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), joined the Firm’s London office as counsel. A key advisor involved in the drafting of the new UK Bribery Act, he was one of the UK’s leading
crime enforcers in recent years, involved in many of the SFO’s most high-profile cases.

Our Washington, DC office welcomed partner Matthew Miner, previously a staff director for the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, counsel for the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and a federal prosecutor. His expertise is essential as business interests more frequently become intertwined with legislative investigations and oversight hearings.

In Warsaw, the Firm brought on local partner Tomasz Manicki, who has extensive experience in administrative regulatory proceedings and business criminal law disputes. This experience will serve clients well as Poland sees more complex administrative regulations and growing scrutiny of commercial transactions entered into by government entities.