Terence "Terry" Gilroy has joined Baker McKenzie as a Partner in its North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice, bringing more than 10 years of experience advising financial institutions on compliance and regulatory issues.
Based in New York, Terry most recently served as Head of Americas Financial Crime Legal at Barclays Bank, where he advised the bank's internal constituencies and conducted and managed investigations, including those relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other bribery and corruption statutes, US economic sanctions programs administered by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Bank Secrecy Act and other anti-money laundering statutes, rules, and regulations.
Prior to joining Barclays in 2013, Terry spent seven years in private practice at a global law firm, where he focused on securities and commercial litigation and enforcement, FCPA, and OFAC matters.
"Clients continue to face regulatory pressure and they are managing an array of multijurisdictional risks, disputes and investigations that can impact core business strategies and objectives," said Mark Taylor, Chair of Baker McKenzie's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice. "With his in-house background at Barclays, Terry brings a deep understanding of the challenges facing our clients, particularly financial institutions. This will enable him to provide practical, business-minded solutions in a heightened global enforcement environment."
Baker McKenzie's litigation practice is one of the largest and most recognized globally, with more than 850 litigators based in major financial centers and emerging markets worldwide. In addition, the Firm's compliance practice has been ranked among the top five worldwide by Global Investigations Review, one of the most influential publications in the compliance and investigations field. The North America compliance group is comprised of former DOJ regulators, prosecutors and the former Minister of Justice for Canada, and its D.C. FCPA practice is one of only seven ranked “Elite” by GIR.
"Financial institutions are increasingly looking for globally coordinated representation as they manage risk, litigation and investigations," said Terry. "Baker McKenzie offers clients unparalleled global capabilities and an exceptional litigation, investigations and compliance team. I am thrilled to join the Firm."
Baker McKenzie has added more than 45 partners in North America over the last two years, as it continues to strengthen its presence in key markets. In New York specifically, the Firm has added 13 partners and counsel in a range of practices. Recent additions include tax controversy partner Erin Gladney, project finance lawyer Emeka Chinwuba, bankruptcy attorney Blaire Cahn, funds lawyer Karl Egbert and employment litigator Meredith Kaufman.
Terry received his B.S. from the United States Military Academy and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.