Former Deputy Attorney General George J. Terwilliger III is joining Morgan, Lewi & Bockius LLP as a partner in its Washington D.C. office.
Terwilliger joins the firm from White & Case LLP. He was the U.S. Attorney for Vermont from 1986 to 1990, serving under President Ronald Reagan. He also served as Deputy Attorney General and Acting Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993. Terwilliger was the senior Justice Department counter-terrorism official during the 1991 Persian Gulf War and also its representative to the National Security Council during and after the conflict.
In private practice, he has represented business executives, media personalities, elected and appointed officials and attorneys. Terwilliger led the successful legal team that represented Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush in the Florida recount case following the 2000 election.
“George is a nationally-known white collar litigator with deep government ties, whose reputation for helping companies handle complex investigations, civil and criminal suits is unrivaled,” Jami W. McKeon, head of the firm’s litigation practice, said in a news release.
Daniel Levin, Matthew Miner and Robert J. Bittman also join Terwilliger at Morgan Lewis. The will all join the White Collar Litigation and Government Investigations practice.