Neuman (“Larry”) Leverett leads Johnson Controls' anti-corruption, antitrust, and investigations programs. He manages a global team of lawyers and compliance professionals, and has enterprise-wide responsibility for all aspects of these programs. For example, Larry oversees the Third Party Management Program, leads anti-corruption due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions, advises on any antitrust issues in relation to merger activity, and manages internal investigations into anti-corruption, anti-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 U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, 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 City. 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.
Vice President and Counsel, Compliance
Areas of Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions
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