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Brian L. Whisler

Baker & McKenzie
Washington, DC, USA

Brian Whisler is a member of Baker & McKenzie's Investigations and Business Crimes Group, and Global Compliance Group. He is a regional leader in the areas of business crimes, investigations, corporate compliance and governance. Mr. Whisler focuses his practice on internal investigations, regulatory advice, white collar criminal defense and civil litigation. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Mr. Whisler served as the Criminal Chief Assistant United States Attorney in Richmond, Virginia, Eastern District of Virginia, where he managed the criminal trial practice of over 25 prosecutors handling cases ranging from white collar crime, violent crime, public corruption and terrorism, and focused his own trial practice on white collar prosecutions of health care fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and tax fraud. He also served for ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina where he focused on white collar prosecutions and served as Chief of Appeals and Health Care Fraud Coordinator.

Practice Focus

Criminal and Civil Litigation; Anti-Corruption; Anti-Money Laundering Compliance; Securities Enforcement/Litigation

Mr. Whisler is experienced in handling a broad range of civil and criminal matters, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Bank Secrecy Act, money laundering, health care, securities, and procurement fraud, and export controls issues. He has provided guidance in investigations as well as regulatory advice to multinational and domestic clients in oil and gas services, pharmaceuticals, financial services, manufacturing, and telecommunications. Additionally, Mr. Whisler has developed compliance programs for Fortune 50 corporate clients, guided companies and individuals in government investigations in multiple global jurisdictions and defended clients in criminal and civil litigation.

Professional Affiliations

Adjunct Professor, University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law (2004-2008)
Member, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists


  J.D., George Mason University School of Law (1989)
  B.A., Grove City College (1985)

Bar Admissions:

 Virginia (1989)
  North Carolina (1994)

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