Law firm Cohen & Gresser appoints former head of UK’s top fraud watchdog

David Green, director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), gestures during an interview with Reuters in London November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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  • Sir David Green was director of the UK Serious Fraud Office
  • He was later a senior consultant at Slaughter & May

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(Reuters) – Cohen & Gresser said in a statement on Tuesday that it had added the former director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office as a partner in its white-collar defense and regulation practice in London.

Sir David Green CB QC was the head of the UK’s leading fraud watchdog for six years, until his departure in 2018.

According to Cohen & Gresser, the office during his tenure brought the UK’s first-ever deferred prosecution agreements and convictions under the UK Bribery Act.

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The New York-based company said Green has experience working cross-border with regulatory agencies, including the US Department of Justice.

After leaving the fraud office, Green was a senior consultant at UK law firm Slaughter and May’s Investigation Practice, leaving last October at the end of his pre-agreed tenure, according to a Slaughter & May representative.

Last month, Green was appointed chairman of the UK-based non-profit anti-fraud group, the Fraud Advisory Panel. A Cohen & Gresser representative confirmed that Green would continue his role there as a partner in the firm.

Cohen & Gresser has 18 partners in its global white-collar practice, including three in London, the firm said.

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