FIFTY YEARS OF EXCELLENCE CONTINUES
Finch McCranie, LLP is one of the most experienced specialty law firms in the United States, with a history of more than 50 years. Led by former federal prosecutors, Finch McCranie has excelled in representing plaintiffs in wrongful death, serious personal injury, and False Claims Act whistleblower cases, as well as in representing companies and individuals in federal white collar criminal investigations and complex commercial litigation. Our firm has earned the highest rating (“AV”) from Martindale-Hubbell, which rates law firms nationwide.
Unlike many other firms that handle complex matters, Finch McCranie’s lawyers regularly try cases. Our jury trial experience allows us to be cost-effective in preparing cases for settlement or trial and to approach each case with a readiness to go to trial. Our proven track record enables us to resolve many cases before trial in a way most beneficial to our clients.
In 2015, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and former PepsiCo General Counsel Larry D. Thompson joined Finch McCranie as counsel in our Atlanta, Georgia office. Since then, Finch McCranie has expanded its services in corporate compliance, monitorships and internal investigations. We recently broadened our practice to Washington, D.C. with the addition of two other former senior Department of Justice counsel, Renée Brooker and Eva Gunasekera, to better serve our clients. In our Atlanta office, we have added other experienced attorneys, Gary Thompson and Lee Gutschenritter.
Former Deputy Attorney General Larry D. Thompson
Larry D. Thompson’s unique background includes serving as United States Deputy Attorney General from 2001-2003, and as PepsiCo’s General Counsel, Executive Vice President for Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary for a decade through 2014. Previously, Mr. Thompson served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 1982 to 1986, and then founded and co-chaired the special matters and government investigations practice of an international law firm, where he represented businesses and individuals for more than a decade. Currently, Mr. Thompson is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ethics Research Center (ERC), the research arm of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI). He brings a wealth of experience in helping companies develop world class ethics and compliance programs.
Other Senior Department of Justice Attorneys Join Finch McCranie
Augmenting our partners’ experience as federal prosecutors, in January 2017, the firm added as counsel two former senior Department of Justice attorneys in Washington, D.C., Renée Brooker and Eva Gunasekera. With decades of combined experience in the Civil Division at the Justice Department, both Ms. Brooker and Ms. Gunasekera add their extensive backgrounds in evaluating companies’ compliance with laws they enforced such as the False Claims Act, the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and other civil and criminal laws.
Compliance, Monitorship and Internal Investigations Expertise
Based on our attorneys’ experience in government, corporate compliance, and internal investigations, Finch McCranie is uniquely positioned to assist businesses and organizations in response to allegations of wrongdoing.