Ken Bell is a partner in the Charlotte office of McGuireWoods LLP, where he represents clients on a variety of matters involving white collar crimes and business-related investigations. For the past five and a half years, he has served as the Federal court-appointed receiver over the largest Ponzi scheme in history as measured by number of victims (more than 800,000). Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Mr. Bell was a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP and Mayer Brown LLP. Previously, he served for ten years as first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, and for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. In 2003, Mr. Bell received the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation after securing the first conviction for material support to a terrorist organization against the leader of a Hezbollah cell operating in Charlotte. Mr. Bell earned his B.A. from Wake Forest University and his J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Ken’s public sector experience includes services as first assistant U.S. Attorney from 1993 to 2003, assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina from 1990 to 1993 and assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina from 1983 to 1988. He was also the Republican Nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, North Carolina Fifth Congressional District, in 1990.