Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced the support of former Deputy Attorney General George Terwilliger III '78. He will advise Governor Romney on all matters related to the rule of law and will co-chair the campaign’s Law Enforcement Advisory Group.
"Bill Barr, Michael Mukasey, George Terwilliger, Mark Filip, and Alice Fisher have served this nation with distinction at the highest levels of federal law enforcement,” Governor Romney said. "I am honored to have their support and advice as we address the range of pressing legal issues facing the country.
Barr, Mukasey, Terwilliger, Filip, and Fisher issued this joint statement: "Mitt Romney deeply understands the importance of maintaining the integrity of our laws and vigorously enforcing them. His record as Governor demonstrates his commitment to the security of the people he is charged to defend and to the rule of law as the basis of a free society. We look forward to advising Governor Romney and we are proud to support him.”
George Terwilliger is a senior partner at White & Case LLP and global head of the Firm's White Collar Practice Group. Mr. Terwilliger's clients have included some of the world's largest companies in the financial, healthcare, energy, telecommunications and manufacturing industries as well as business and political figures in investigations and in litigation. Mr. Terwilliger has conducted corporate internal investigations and legal risk management reviews around the globe. Mr. Terwilliger's experience includes fifteen years in public service as a federal prosecutor and US Justice Department leader. He was a presidential appointee in two administrations, first as a US Attorney, then Deputy Attorney General, the number two Department of Justice official, and Acting Attorney General of the United States. In private practice, Mr. Terwilliger continues to be involved in matters of public interest, having served as counsel to a US Senate investigation, outside general counsel to federal commissions, and confidant and counselor to elected and appointed officials. He is regularly called upon to provide testimony and commentary on matters of public policy. Read his full biography here.