International law firm Cohen & Gresser is pleased to announce the arrival of Sir David Green CB QC, barrister, former director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), and previously director of the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office. He joins the firm as a partner in the White Collar Defense & Regulation practice group in its London office, working alongside fellow partners John W Gibson and Richard Kovalevsky QC to create one of London’s most experienced White Collar Defense & Regulation practices.
Sir David’s hire continues Cohen & Gresser’s strategic expansion of its global capabilities through the addition of highly-regarded lawyers providing clients with collaborative and sophisticated cross-border support. Sir David will work closely with the firm’s international offices to serve the needs of both corporates and individuals facing complex domestic and multijurisdictional investigations.
“Cohen & Gresser brings a fresh and energetic approach to international investigations. They are a highly-specialized and close-knit team of former prosecutors and leading lawyers that can work across borders and seamlessly advise clients across jurisdictions,” said Sir David. “I am looking forward to partnering with the firm’s talented group of lawyers and working with clients on key investigations and enforcement matters.”
Sir David previously served as SFO director from 2012 until 2018 and is widely recognized for strengthening the enforcement agency and overseeing many of its most high-profile investigations. As SFO director, Sir David increased coordination with other global regulatory and enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). His understanding of cross-border collaboration between international agencies will aid C&G clients in all jurisdictions.
“Few lawyers have the experience and expertise that Sir David has accumulated during his career. His decision to join Cohen & Gresser is further proof of the firm’s growing strength and reputation,” said Lawrence T Gresser, global managing partner of Cohen & Gresser. “I am confident that Sir David’s strategic guidance and first-hand knowledge and insight from working with the world’s leading regulatory and enforcement agencies will be an excellent asset for our clients, and I am pleased to welcome him as a partner at C&G.”
Sir David is well-known for securing the UK’s first Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and the first convictions under the UK Bribery Act. His unrivaled experience and understanding of these crucial areas will offer clients a unique perspective and allow him to effectively guide corporations and individuals through strategic options, settlement processes, non-prosecution resolutions, and global solutions.
“I am thrilled to welcome Sir David as our partner in London,” said Jeffrey M Bronheim, managing partner of Cohen & Gresser’s London office. “Sir David brings us unique senior insight, experience, and expertise in UK and international investigations and prosecutions. His experience in both private practice and government at the highest levels will provide invaluable support and insight to our clients.”