The United States Senate has confirmed McGuireWoods partner
Michael F. Easley Jr. to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Easley will leave the firm after more than a decade in its Raleigh office.
President Joseph Biden nominated Easley at the recommendation of U.S. Sens.
Richard Burr and Thom Tillis of North Carolina. The Senate confirmed Easley
by voice vote on Nov. 19, 2021.
“It is a tremendous honor to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern
District of North Carolina,” Easley said. “I am grateful to my McGuireWoods
colleagues for their friendship and support during my 11 years at the firm.
It was a wonderful experience that prepared me well for this new role in
Easley worked with McGuireWoods’ Financial Services Litigation and
Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Departments to
represent businesses and individuals in complex, high-stakes civil,
criminal, and regulatory matters. In addition to work in state and federal
trial courts, he advised clients facing inquiries by the Department of
Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, North Carolina Ethics
Commission, and other governmental regulatory bodies.
Easley earned his bachelor’s and law degrees at the University of North
Carolina and serves on the university’s board of visitors. He is a member
of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Council
and its Integration, Equity and Equal Justice Task Force.
McGuireWoods ranks among the world’s leading investigations firms in the
GIR 100, a guide to top cross-border investigations practices based on independent
research by Global Investigations Review. In addition, Law360 has twice named McGuireWoods a
White Collar Practice Group of the Year.
“Michael is an outstanding lawyer and we are proud that he will continue
McGuireWoods’ long tradition of commitment to public service,” said J. Tracy Walker IV, the firm’s managing partner. “We thank him for his dedicated service to
our clients and wish him the best.”