William (Widge) Devaney is a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s North America litigation group in New York and co-chair of the North American government enforcement practice. He was an assistant United States attorney in the District of New Jersey, where he was a member of the Securities Fraud Unit. Mr Devaney’s main areas of practice are white-collar criminal defence, investigations, compliance and complex civil litigation.
Mr Devaney is the author of multiple publications involving such topics as the FCPA, investigations and corporate compliance programmes. Mr Devaney appears often in the print media commenting on current criminal matters.
Mr Devaney received an AB and JD from Georgetown University, and an LLM from Cambridge University. He clerked for the Honorable Oliver Gasch on the US District Court for the District of Columbia. He is a member of the New York bar, among others.