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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.

Quinn Emanuel boosts disputes practice with Clifford Chance tax investigations head

Quinn Emanuel boosts disputes practice with Clifford Chance tax investigations head

May 09, 2017, GIR

Companies are fearful of increased scrutiny from tax authorities owing to the automatic exchange of information between regulators, Liesl Fichardt told GIR upon joining Quinn Emanuel.

Former US State Department lawyer joins Steptoe in DC

Former US State Department lawyer joins Steptoe in DC

May 08, 2017, GIR

Complying with US trade sanctions could become more complicated for companies under President Donald Trump’s administration, former US State Department lawyer told GIR after joining Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC, on 1 May.

Ex-Homeland Security chief of staff: cyber threats are “real, significant and here to stay”

Ex-Homeland Security chief of staff: cyber threats are “real, significant and here to stay”

May 05, 2017, GIR

Increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks will make it difficult for companies to keep ahead of security threats to corporate information, Paul Rosen warned after his move to Crowell & Moring in Los Angeles.

Ex-FCA counsel: failure to prevent offences leave companies exposed

Ex-FCA counsel: failure to prevent offences leave companies exposed

May 02, 2017, GIR

Companies and banks without adequate procedures and compliance measures will be “very vulnerable” to investigation and prosecution under new corporate failure to prevent offences, the FCA’s former top criminal counsel told GIR upon joining Hogan Lovells.

Morgan Lewis adds Norton Rose Fulbright pair to London office

Morgan Lewis adds Norton Rose Fulbright pair to London office

May 02, 2017, GIR

Morgan Lewis’ commitment to establishing a global practice convinced Norton Rose Fulbright’s head of global investigations and a white-collar partner to join the firm’s London practice.

Acting US Treasury secretary joins Sullivan & Cromwell

Acting US Treasury secretary joins Sullivan & Cromwell

April 28, 2017, GIR

A former OFAC director and interim undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the US Treasury has joined Sullivan & Cromwell in Washington, DC.