Cadwalader Adds U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins to its White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice

April 01, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Cadwalader), a leading counselor to global corporations and financial institutions, today announced that Anne M. Tompkins, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, will join the Firm as partner. She will work alongside Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Chair Kenneth Wainstein, also a former U.S. Attorney, and his pre-eminent white collar team.

“Anne was one of the nation’s most respected prosecutors during her distinguished tenure as U.S. Attorney. Her well-earned reputation as a tough but fair prosecutor, relationships in the regulatory and enforcement communities, and her insightful advice will benefit our clients in tough situations. Furthermore, Anne’s broad experience and knowledge in the legal field, including public corruption, human trafficking and matters arising from the financial crisis, make her a strategic fit and a complement to our international practice,” stated Pat Quinn, Managing Partner.

“The addition of Anne is instrumental in building upon the momentum of the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigation Practice and providing strategic counsel for our clients facing adverse issues and ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny,” added Wainstein. “Her experience as a United States Attorney, her entrepreneurial mindset and her business acumen will be invaluable to the Firm and our clients.”

“I am thrilled to join one of the nation’s most prominent law firms,” Tompkins said. “For over 200 years, Cadwalader has provided its clients the highest quality legal services, earning the firm a stellar reputation. I look forward to working closely with my new partners to assist our domestic and international clients in navigating criminal, civil or regulatory matters that arise, and to provide the top-notch legal advice for which the firm is known and respected worldwide."