Burch, Porter & Johnson is pleased to announce that Larry Laurenzi has joined the firm as a Senior Attorney.

As a former United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, Laurenzi assists companies and individuals who are under investigation by government entities or who have been sued or charged by prosecutors or regulators. He brings extensive litigation experience in criminal, civil, and regulatory matters in federal and state courts.

Since leaving his post as First Assistant U.S. Attorney in 2018, Laurenzi has focused his practice on individuals in white collar criminal investigations and indicted cases in federal court. In civil matters, he represents parties in commercial disputes, regulatory matters and qui tam actions.

“We are delighted to be able to bring someone with Larry’s skills, credibility, and vast experience to the firm,” said Nathan Bicks, managing partner. “We look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

Laurenzi was U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee from 2008 to 2010, and was First Assistant U.S. Attorney for 16 years and Chief of the Criminal Divisions for 10 years.

During his decades-long career in federal court, he served as lead counsel on numerous complex grand jury investigations and trials, including cases that involved health care fraud, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, tax offenses, securities fraud, controlled substance offenses by medical professionals, and civil false claims. Laurenzi received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award, one of the highest national awards the DOJ bestows.

Laurenzi is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has also been selected a “Best Lawyer” in commercial litigation. He is an active member of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys, and taught Trial Advocacy for five years at the University of Memphis Law School. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis and the University of Memphis Law School.