Garcia '89 Appointed FIFA Corruption Prosecutor

7/17/2012 | Facebook | Twitter | Email
FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, appointed Michael J. Garcia '89 as a co-chairman of the organization's Ethics Committee. As FIFA's first independent lead prosecutor, Garcia can investigate any allegations of corruption in world football and take a new look at old cases.
 
Garcia will lead the committee's investigatory chamber while his co-chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert of Germany will head the adjudicatory chamber.

A partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Garcia formerly served as the Senate-confirmed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
 
He has also been assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Department of Homeland Security; Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement in the Bureau of Industry and Security; and Vice President of the Americas for Interpol.