Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. Gowdy previously worked at the firm in 1994 before leaving to join the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Gowdy joins the firm’s white-collar defense and government investigations team that focuses on internal and government investigations and corporate compliance, according to a news release. He will work primarily from the Greenville and Washington, D.C., offices. Joining the firm with Gowdy are Cindy Crick, his former chief of staff, and Sheria Clarke, the former staff director at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Crick and Clarke will work with Gowdy on investigations, litigation and compliance matters, the release said.
“I am very excited to join Nelson Mullins, a firm with a rich, deep and diverse team of talented attorneys and a reputation for excellence in all facets of the law. Prior to becoming a prosecutor in 1994, I had the privilege of working at Nelson Mullins and have long respected the firm's commitment to professionalism and excellence,” Gowdy said in the release. “I'm also looking forward to continuing to work with Cindy and Sheria, whose legal acumen and character I deeply respect.”
As a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, Gowdy chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He served on the House committees on intelligence and ethics. He also served on the Judiciary Committee, where he served as chairman of the subcommittee on crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations.