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GIR’s 40 under 40: nominees wanted

GIR’s 40 under 40: nominees wanted

April 24, 2017, GIR

GIR has set out to find the next generation of rising stars within the global investigations community, and invites firms to nominate three individuals for a chance to be featured in the 2017 edition of GIR’s 40 under 40.

People news roundup: former White House counsel returns to Kirkland

People news roundup: former White House counsel returns to Kirkland

April 24, 2017, GIR

In the latest people news, the World Bank appoints a new anti-corruption chief, Debevoise & Plimpton hires a spate of former federal prosecutors and a roundup of other recent moves and promotions.

Leading Canadian foreign bribery lawyer moves in-house

Leading Canadian foreign bribery lawyer moves in-house

April 21, 2017, GIR

Kristine Robidoux, the white-collar defence lawyer who represented the first two companies prosecuted under Canada’s foreign bribery law, has joined an energy company’s in-house legal team. She talks to GIR about why she made the move.

Ben Morgan quits SFO for Freshfields

Ben Morgan quits SFO for Freshfields

April 20, 2017, GIR

After five years with the SFO, the agency’s joint head of bribery and corruption, Ben Morgan, is leaving the authority to join Freshfields’ London investigations practice.

Davis Polk’s Hong Kong office poaches former New York prosecutor from cross-town rival

Davis Polk’s Hong Kong office poaches former New York prosecutor from cross-town rival

April 19, 2017, GIR

Patrick Sinclair has joined Davis Polk’s Hong Kong practice from Ropes & Gray, where he was a partner in the firm’s government enforcement practice.

Astigarraga Davis founders launch Miami asset recovery boutique

Astigarraga Davis founders launch Miami asset recovery boutique

April 19, 2017, GIR

Conflicts over a multibillion-dollar case involving TD Bank prevented the asset recovery practice at Astigarraga Davis from following its arbitration team to Reed Smith, Ed Davis tells GIR.

US and Brazil agree local Odebrecht monitors

US and Brazil agree local Odebrecht monitors

April 12, 2017, GIR

Brazilian lawyers monitoring Odebrecht and Braskem following the companies’ US$3.5 billion global settlements will work closely with their US counterparts.

Berkeley Research Group nets ex-HK ICAC investigations chief

Berkeley Research Group nets ex-HK ICAC investigations chief

April 06, 2017, GIR

The former head of operations at Hong Kong’s ICAC, Rebecca Li Bo-lan, has joined Berkeley Research Group as director of global investigations and strategic intelligence, nine months after her controversial departure from the anti-corruption agency.

Brazil firm hires from boutique to launch white-collar crime practice

Brazil firm hires from boutique to launch white-collar crime practice

April 06, 2017, GIR

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has hired Rogerio Taffarello from São Paulo boutique Andrade e Taffarello Advogados, to add white-collar crime capability – complementing the existing compliance department – to the firm.

Departing Finra enforcement chief: “Every goal I had was achieved”

Departing Finra enforcement chief: “Every goal I had was achieved”

April 05, 2017, GIR

Brad Bennett, the former head of enforcement at market regulator Finra, has rejoined his former law firm Baker Botts in Washington, DC.