Thomas C Green for many years managed Sidley’s federal and state investigation and white-collar defence practice group in Washington, DC. Mr Green is a nationally known and highly regarded trial lawyer who has tried countless complex criminal and civil cases.
Much of Mr Green’s practice is devoted to counselling corporate officials in connection with state and federal criminal investigations, conducting internal investigations of alleged corporate wrongdoing and advising on the implementation of compliance and anti-fraud programmes. In recent years Mr Green has assisted the World Bank in the development of its anti-fraud and corruption unit and has conducted significant investigations for the Bank regarding the integrity of the Bank’s lending programmes. Mr Green has also conducted similar investigations for the Inter-American Development Bank.
For many years, Mr Green has represented members of Congress and other public officials in responding to some of the best-known and most significant federal and Congressional investigations of official misconduct. Mr Green represented former assistant attorney general Robert Mardian during the trial of the Watergate case, as well as a prominent businessman and political figure in the prosecution of former Maryland governor Marvin Mandel. He also defended several government officials during the “Whitewater” independent counsel investigations. During the Iran-Contra investigation, Mr Green represented retired major general Richard V Secord. Senator Donald W Riegle, Jr retained Mr Green in connection with the Senate ethics committee’s inquiry relating to Charles Keating. Mr Green has also represented former assistant secretary of state Elizabeth Tamposi in connection with various investigations into the State Department’s handling of former President Clinton’s passport records, as well as Senator David Durenburger against criminal charges filed by the Department of Justice.
In addition, Mr Green has represented numerous foreign and domestic corporations and corporate officials in connection with high-profile agency and grand jury investigations pertaining to a wide variety of commercial, accounting, tax and financial fraud violations, as well as criminal antitrust, foreign corrupt practices, environmental, immigration and securities violations. For the past three years, Mr Green has been very involved in representing Swiss Bankers in connection with ongoing Department of Justice investigations relating to their accounts for US clients, and more recently in regard to DOJ’s programme for non-prosecution agreements for Swiss banks.
Currently Mr Green represents former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert in connection with a federal criminal indictment filed in the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr Green received his LLB from Yale Law School in 1965 and a BA from Dartmouth College in 1962. Admissions include: US Supreme Court; various US Courts of Appeals; various US District Courts; and the District of Columbia.
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