The arrival of partner Kurt Meyers at McGuireWoods on Nov. 28 after 11 years as a top federal prosecutor in the Western District of North Carolina attracted media coverage in several publications.
In a Nov. 30 story announcing Meyers joined the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Department in Charlotte, London-based Global Investigations Review noted Meyers’ leadership in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he led the Bank Secrecy Act team and launched the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.
Meyers, as chief of the office’s criminal division, oversaw more than 30 federal prosecutors. In that role, he oversaw and personally prosecuted major financial crime cases, including one insider trading case which resulted in guilty pleas from nine defendants, including a former investment banker, the story stated.
Meyers’ hometown newspaper, The Charlotte Observer, which covered his work as a prosecutor closely, highlighted a $50 million deferred prosecution agreement Meyers secured in a wide-ranging accounting fraud and mortgage fraud case. In the Observer story, practice chair John Adams noted that Meyers joins Ken Bell, another former federal prosecutor from North Carolina’s Western District, in the Charlotte office.
News of Meyers’ arrival at McGuireWoods also landed in a Dec. 2 column in Am Law Litigation Daily and a Nov. 30 article in Law360.