William H Devaney

William H Devaney

Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP
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William (Widge) Devaney is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s North America litigation group in New York, co-chair of the firm’s global investigations, compliance and ethics group 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. Widge’s main areas of practice are white-collar criminal defence, investigations, compliance and complex civil litigation.

Widge is the author of multiple publications involving such topics as the FCPA, investigations and corporate compliance programmes. He often appears in the print media commenting on current criminal matters.

Widge received an AB and JD from Georgetown University, and an LLM from Cambridge University. He clerked for the Hon. Oliver Gasch on the US District Court for the District of Columbia. He is a member of the New York Bar.

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