Ronald Machen

by LP Green, II
Ronald Machen
Partner & Co-Chair of the Investigations and Criminal Litigation Practice Group

Ronald Machen has spent his entire 24-year career either prosecuting or defending highstakes criminal and civil litigation matters. He began his career in government service in 1997 as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Columbia under then US Attorney, Eric Holder.


In this role, Machen prosecuted numerous matters involving bribery, government contract fraud, federal conspiracy, embezzlement, theft and homicide. He then became a partner at WilmerHale where he represented clients in the areas of whitecollar criminal defense and corporate compliance.


After Barack Obama became President in 2009, Machen was nominated and confirmed as the US Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he oversaw the investigation and litigation of major criminal and civil matters.


In 2015, Machen returned to WilmerHale and has become one of the nation’s leading trial and white collar defense lawyers.


Machen is currently a member of the fi rm’s global Management Committee and co-chair of the Investigations and Criminal Litigation Practice Group.


Machen routinely helps Fortune 100 clients navigate high stakes crisis situations and serves as a Department of Justice appointed monitor in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in history.

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