George Terwilliger

Hon. George Terwilliger, III

Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

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 fifteen years of public service in the US 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.

In private practice for international law firms, George has represented national and international financial, energy, telecommunications, industrial and healthcare companies. He is a recognized expert in leading credible corporate internal investigations and his experience designing and executing both targeted and global legal compliance reviews has involved work in more than 60 countries around the globe. George is an expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and regularly provides counsel to companies addressing FCPA issues. No stranger to high stakes litigation and crisis events, George helped lead the Bush-Cheney legal team in the 2000 Florida vote recount, served as special outside counsel to a Senate committee investigating vote fraud allegations, served as counsel to an executive commission on gambling, and has represented many clients in politically charged election law and similar cases. He has guided corporations and individual through high stakes matters of intense public interest. He represented an incumbent president in First Amendment litigation concerning the right to have an inaugural prayer said in a public ceremony.

At the Department of Justice, George served for 10 years as a frontline federal prosecutor, handling hundreds of investigations, trials and appeals, including in white collar and national security cases. President Ronald Reagan appointed him as a U.S. attorney, and he next served as the deputy attorney general and as acting attorney general during the George H.W. Bush administration. As Deputy Attorney General, George ran the Justice Department's operations, overseeing all the nation's federal prosecutors, as well as the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. He also had leadership responsibility in several national and international crises, including a hostage-taking in a federal prison and the federal law enforcement response to domestic unrest in Los Angeles. In several instances, he personally handled negotiations of high-profile criminal and civil matters in the United States and abroad.

2017 National Lawyers Convention

Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Neil GorsuchDonald McGahnJefferson SessionsR. Alexander AcostaJonathan AdlerJohn BakerAditya BamzaiRachel BarkowSteven CalabresiDaniel CraneGregory DolinSusan DudleyJohn EastmanTheodore FrankDeborah GarzaHeather GerkenStephen GillersC. Boyden GrayMichael GrevePhilip HamburgerJohn HarrisonLisa HeinzerlingGail HeriotPeter KirsanowDonald KochanGary LawsonRoslyn LaytonVictoria LipnicJennifer MascottJohn McGinnisGillian MetzgerMichael MukaseyKen PaxtonRobert PercivalArti RaiNeomi RaoRonald RotundaHal ScottTheodore ShawRodney SmollaIlya SominRobert SternePeter StraussJeffrey SuttonStuart TaylorGeorge TerwilligerKate ToddJonathan TurleyEugene VolokhPeter WallisonEdward WhelanKeith WhittingtonArthur WilmarthWilliam PryorDavid McIntoshF. Scott KieffDavid StrasDiane SykesRachel BrandNathan SalesDavid BarronA. Raymond RandolphG. Barry AndersonKevin NewsomJohn DuffyMichael McConnellR. Shep MelnickMichael VandenberghPaulette BrownBrendan CarrHeather ChildsNicholas GealeAdam GelbRobert HanniganAugust HanningJonathan KanterPaul LevyLibby LockePhilip MiscimarraMark RienziMelissa Rogers
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group

2015 National Lawyers Convention

The Role of Congress

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Jan CrawfordDavid RivkinBrian HookDavid SentelleJohn McGinnisRichard EpsteinWilliam PryorFrançois-Henri BriardTuan SamahonKaren PetrouJoan LarsenNeal KatyalJohn MalcolmAkhil AmarJames BuckleyNicholas RosenkranzMichael PaulsenJames SonneDavid OlsonMiguel EstradaJohn DuffyJ.W. VerretStephen KleinMichael LeeKeith BlackwellScott WalkerNeal DevinsGeorge WillScott PruittMatthew WienerMike RogersTara HelfmanBettina PoirierNeil ChatterjeeMichael TremoglieJeanne HauchRobert QuinnMark SchneiderPaul RyanBenjamin FriedmanSalen ChuriMichael HunterA. Raymond RandolphMichael GreveJohn BakerC. Boyden GrayDiarmuid O'ScannlainFrank EasterbrookGeorge TerwilligerLouis FisherJonathan TurleyJohn EastmanHans von SpakovskyCarlos BeaRobert GeorgeWilliam KristolJerry SmithMichael CarvinJohn RaudabaughMichael UhlmannWilliam MarshallAlex KozinskiEugene VolokhF. Scott KieffArti RaiBrett KavanaughNeomi RaoEdith JonesDavid StrasCraig LernerEric ClaeysTim LynchOrrin HatchRichard PildesDavid SchoenbrodWilliam SaundersDavid MuhlhausenBill SamuelAndrew GrossmanThomas GriffithJ.W VerretTom CoburnRobert YoungGillian MetzgerSteven CollotonTodd PettysChristopher DeMuthPhil GrammTom CottonDarpana ShethTodd GravesEdward KangSandra AistarsStephen CrimminsColin DueckSteven DuffieldRaymond GruenderFrances LeeGordon LloydDavid MayhewRobert WoodsonPeter ZeidenbergHoward BermanJames CeaserPete RickettsNathan DealSam BrownbackEarl ComstockRoslyn LaytonFrank MedinaNicholas RobinsonAdam LaxaltKirsten PowersArthur LoevyNeil Eggleston
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group

Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes

Hart Senate Office Building Room 902
Washington, District of Columbia 20510
Speakers: John MalcolmMichael LeeMatthew WienerLee OtisWilliam ShepherdGeorge TerwilligerRonald CassJames CoplandRena SteinzorRachel BarkowSusan KleinDaniel Richman
Topics: Criminal Law & Procedure • Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group
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