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Two former SEC officials join Kirkland & Ellis

Two former SEC officials join Kirkland & Ellis

May 31, 2017, GIR

Kirkland & Ellis announced today that Erica Williams, former SEC deputy chief of staff and associate counsel to President Obama, and Marian Fowler, former SEC senior special counsel, have both joined the firm in Washington, DC, as partners.

Standard Chartered legal head returns to private practice

Standard Chartered legal head returns to private practice

May 26, 2017, GIR

Juan Azel, who played a key role in advising Standard Chartered on enforcement action brought by the DFS, Federal Reserve and DOJ, speaks to GIR upon joining Hunton & Williams.

Kroll rehires financial investigations practitioner from Navigant

Kroll rehires financial investigations practitioner from Navigant

May 25, 2017, GIR

A forensic accountant who advised Sweett Group, the first company convicted under the UK Bribery Act, has rejoined Kroll after 18 years at rival consultancies.

Ex-White & Case partner highlights “freedom” of solo practice

Ex-White & Case partner highlights “freedom” of solo practice

May 23, 2017, GIR

Jürgen Klengel said that increasing conflicts of interest when taking on new clients were behind his decision to leave White & Case after 18 years and strike out on his own.

Former prosecutor joins O’Melveny in San Francisco

Former prosecutor joins O’Melveny in San Francisco

May 22, 2017, GIR

Damali Taylor, the former deputy chief of organised crime in the Northern District of California has rejoined O’Melveny as partner.

People news roundup: Embraer prosecutor quits DOJ for private practice

People news roundup: Embraer prosecutor quits DOJ for private practice

May 19, 2017, GIR

In the latest people news, an Obama-era White House counsel joins Freshfields, Kingsley Napley promotes Tesco counsel to partnership, and Debevoise & Plimpton continues to add former SEC officials to its ranks.

OFAC deputy assistant director for policy joins Hughes Hubbard

OFAC deputy assistant director for policy joins Hughes Hubbard

May 18, 2017, GIR

Sean Kane has joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in Washington, DC, after six years at OFAC, where he worked on high-profile sanctions matters.

Jones Day hires first Minneapolis investigations partner

Jones Day hires first Minneapolis investigations partner

May 17, 2017, GIR

Former US attorney for the state of Minnesota Andrew Luger has joined Jones Day’s Minneapolis office, after resigning from his public post in March.

Ex-CIA GC: US government will demand greater access to company information

Ex-CIA GC: US government will demand greater access to company information

May 11, 2017, GIR

Caroline Krass told GIR that she expects the US government to be considering a revamp of the country’s stored communications legislation, to clarify what data can be retrieved with a US warrant.

Ex-DOJ tax division head launches Kostelanetz & Fink's DC practice

Ex-DOJ tax division head launches Kostelanetz & Fink's DC practice

May 10, 2017, GIR

Kostelanetz & Fink, a firm specialising in tax cases, has hired Caroline Ciraolo, the DOJ official who led the department’s tax fraud settlement programme with Swiss banks.