Neil M Barofsky
Head, Jenner & Block LLP
Neil M Barofsky, the head of Jenner & Block’s monitorships practice, is an accomplished trial lawyer and well-known authority on a variety of issues at the intersection of economics, law, business, policy and politics. Drawing on his experience as a former federal prosecutor and as the presidentially appointed first special inspector general of the historic US$700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, Mr Barofsky assists companies seeking to improve their corporate culture through compliance counselling and monitorships. He served as the monitor of Credit Suisse AG, following the bank’s US$715 million settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services, part of a broader US$2.6 billion settlement that involved the US Department of Justice and the Federal Reserve. He currently is the independent monitor of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). He also focuses on white-collar investigations and complex commercial litigation, often with a public interest component.
He is a prolific author and speaker who has developed a national reputation in the compliance and white-collar arenas. He has been recognised as one of the National Law Journal’s ‘winning’ litigators. He was also recognised by the New York Law Journal as a ‘trailblazer’ in the field of monitorships and received similar recognition from the National Law Journal for his work in regulation and compliance.