Tom Green (attorney)

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Thomas C. Green (born 1941/2) [1] is an American defense attorney. He has represented American politicians against accusations in highly publicized cases. Clients have included Robert Mardian in the Watergate scandal, several government officials in the Whitewater scandal, Richard V. Secord in the Iran-Contra scandal, Sen. Donald Riegle while under investigations by the Senate Ethics Committee [2] , and former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert against allegations of personal misconduct. [3] [4]


Early life and career

In Green's first major case in 1974, he began by assisting attorney David Bress in the defense of alleged Watergate conspirator Robert Mardian. Shortly after the trial began, Bress fell seriously ill and Green replaced him as the main defense attorney. [1]

Green has been a longtime manager of white-collar criminal defense practice at the law firm Sidley Austin, in Washington D.C. [3]

In 2015, Green served as former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's defense attorney. [4] [5] [6]

It has been reported as of January 2018 that Green represents political consultant Rick Gates in the Mueller probe. [7]

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  1. 1 2 Timothy Crouse. Gambits of Desperation: The White House Five Defense Lawyers. Rolling Stone, 16 Jan 1975
  2. "Riegle's Lawyer Challenges Inconsistency of Testimony by Keating Aide". AP NEWS. Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  3. 1 2 Thomas C. Green, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP.
  4. 1 2 Jake Miller (June 8, 2015). "Who has Dennis Hastert hired to defend him?". CBS News. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  5. Sara Burnett, Lawyer: Leaks in Hastert case 'unconscionable', Associated Press (June 18, 2015).
  6. Steve Schmadeke, Hastert lawyer plans to seek to dismiss indictments, rails against "leaks from the government", Chicago Tribune (July 14, 2015).
  7. Katelyn Polantz. Gates may be negotiating with Mueller's team. CNN.