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Anne M. Tompkins

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Charlotte, NC, USA


Anne M. Tompkins is a partner in the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, resident in the Charlotte, N.C. and Washington, D.C. offices.   She has extensive experience in crisis management, internal investigations, and enforcement matters across a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceutical/healthcare, and government contracting.

Anne was the United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina from April 2010 to March 2015.   She served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, which acts on behalf of all of the other U.S. Attorneys in providing advice and counsel to the Attorney General.  Anne was appointed Co-Chair of the Civil Rights Subcommittee and was an active member of the Health Care Fraud and White Collar Crime Subcommittees.

Prior to her recent service as U.S. Attorney, Anne was a partner in the white collar defense practice of a national law firm.  In her over 20 years’ experience in government and private practice, Anne has tried more than 30 cases to verdict, and successfully represented clients in investigations involving the mortgage practices of a national homebuilder, Medicare reimbursements to a cardiac care hospital, and anti-kickback and reimbursement compliance at a national dialysis services provider. In addition, she has represented individuals in criminal investigations, including securities fraud, public corruption, and off-label marketing.

Anne also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina, during which time she was detailed for eight months to the Regime Crimes Liaison Office in Baghdad, Iraq, where she assisted the Iraqi Special Tribunal investigation into international humanitarian crimes committed by members of the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Anne was an adjunct professor at the Charlotte School of Law, teaching Criminal Procedure and White Collar Crime.  She received her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.  She received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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