Lanny A. Breuer

Partner
Covington & Burling LLP

LANNY BREUER, Vice Chairman of Covington & Burling LLP, specializes in helping clients navigate financial fraud investigations, anti-corruption matters, money laundering investigations, securities enforcement actions, cybercrime incidents, Congressional investigations, and other criminal and civil matters presenting complex regulatory, political, and public relations risks.  As the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2009-2013, Mr. Breuer was widely recognized as a national leader on a range of federal law enforcement priorities, including financial fraud, money laundering, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud, cybercrime, intellectual property theft, and public corruption. While at the Justice Department, Mr. Breuer oversaw nearly 600 lawyers at the center of federal criminal prosecution, policy, and legislation in the United States. He supervised numerous high-profile prosecutions and spearheaded the publication of the Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Prior to his service in the Justice Department, Mr. Breuer co-chaired Covington’s white collar defense and investigations practice group. In addition to his nearly 20 years in private practice, from 1997-1999 Mr. Breuer served as Special Counsel to President Bill Clinton, and from 1985-1989 he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.  Mr. Breuer received his JD from Columbia Law School in 1985 and his BA from Columbia University in 1980.