March 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Roetzel is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Larned, former FBI Agent and Senior Executive Service Member, has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the White Collar Litigation & Corporate Compliance Practice Group.
Mr. Larned brings to the firm 29 years of experience directing complex criminal investigations for the FBI and Massachusetts Public Defender, as well as conducting comprehensive inspections of FBI Field Offices, ensuring compliance with FBI policies and the United States Attorney General’s Guidelines. He served as the FBI Legal Attaché in Iraq and Canada where he oversaw all FBI operations and supervised the International Contract Corruption Task Force’s investigations of violations of federal laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Brian E. Dickerson, Manager of the firm’s White Collar Litigation & Corporate Compliance Practice Group stated, "We fully expect that Tom’s experience in compliance work, taken from multiple angles during his career, will enhance our ability to serve our clients in all types of corporate compliance matters. His knowledge and insight will be invaluable to our compliance practice."
"Through my experiences leading investigations for both the defense and prosecution I recognize that business compliance can be confusing," said Mr. Larned. "Companies must be extremely vigilant in proactively identifying vulnerabilities and managing policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance programs are narrowly tailored to prevent crippling fines or prosecutions by the United States as well as foreign governments."
Mr. Larned was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Boston FBI Field Office and served at FBI Headquarters in the Inspection Division, Appellate Unit and Criminal Division. He began his FBI career in the Miami Field Office where he investigated international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations as an Agent, as well as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Larned completed his career in the Fort Myers Office directing complex white-collar fraud investigations including mortgage and health care fraud, financial institution fraud and public corruption.
Mr. Larned is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Counsel of the Inspector General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) 2012 Award for Excellence. He received the United States Attorney’s Office Law Enforcement Officer Award on three occasions.
Mr. Larned earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and his B.A. from Northeastern University.
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