Sir David Green CB QC, formerly Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), joined Slaughter and May on 22 October 2018 as a Senior Consultant in our Dispute Resolution department.
Following 3 years with the Defence Intelligence Staff, he was called to the bar in 1979. His practice over the following 25 years was in criminal law, acting for both defence and prosecution. He was appointed Recorder in 1997 and Queen’s Counsel in 2000.
In December 2004 David was appointed Director of the newly established Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO) by the Attorney General. He remained in that post until RCPO was merged with the CPS in 2010. Thereafter he headed the CPS Central Fraud Group until 2011, when he returned to the bar.
In April 2012 he was appointed Director of the SFO by the Attorney General, and his extended contract ended after 6 years in April 2018.
David’s term at the SFO will be remembered for his refocusing of the office, his instigation and oversight of high profile investigations and prosecutions, the first Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and his leadership of the SFO in a challenging political context.