Neuman (“Larry”) Leverett leads Johnson Controls' anti-corruption program, managing an international team of compliance lawyers and professionals.  He has responsibility for all aspects of the program, including developing and implementing the company's anticorruption policies, training across the enterprise, and overseeing monitoring and measuring of the program's effectiveness.  Larry is also the chief legal advisor to the Third Party Management program, providing practical, risk-based advice in connection with third party onboarding. He oversees anti-corruption due diligence in connection with the company's mergers and acquisitions, assessing and advising on corruption risks to managment and deal teams.  Additionally, Larry manages the company's internal investigations, involving anticorruption, fair competition, and other enforcement-related matters.  Before joining Johnson Controls, Larry was a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, practicing in the firm’s White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group. Before joining Pepper Hamilton, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he prosecuted dozens of complex federal criminal cases, and tried ten cases to jury verdict. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Larry was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York.  Early in his career, he served as a law clerk to Judge Cynthia M. Rufe, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee, U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Between college and law school, Larry taught high school English at George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He cherishes time with his wife and three children, and enjoys mentoring, traveling, and playing chess and golf.

Sr. Compliance Counsel, Anti-corruption and Investigations
Johnson Controls
5757 N. Greenbay Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Corporate Governance
Internal Investigations
White Collar



Law School

Rutgers School of Law - Newark

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