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New SEC cooling-off policy triggered departures

New SEC cooling-off policy triggered departures

June 03, 2014, GIR

An expansion of the SEC’s cooling-off period, which now applies to middle-ranking lawyers as well as senior managers, has had a hand in recent departures from the agency, GIR has learnt.

Paul Hastings poaches Bingham McCutchen team

Paul Hastings poaches Bingham McCutchen team

June 02, 2014, GIR

Three Bingham McCutchen investigations partners today joined Paul Hastings in Washington, DC.

Patton Boggs merger trebles Squire Sanders’ investigations team

Patton Boggs merger trebles Squire Sanders’ investigations team

May 30, 2014, GIR

The merged firm Squire Patton Boggs will field 30 partners in a joint global investigations practice.

Standard Chartered poaches UBS financial crime compliance chief

Standard Chartered poaches UBS financial crime compliance chief

May 30, 2014, GIR

UK bank Standard Chartered has hired John Cusack as its global head of financial crime compliance from rival bank UBS.

Canadian corruption lawyer suspended for information leak

Canadian corruption lawyer suspended for information leak

May 28, 2014, GIR

Kristine Robidoux QC has resigned from Gowling Lafleur Henderson after she was suspended from practising for four months for breaking client confidentiality rules.

FINRA senior enforcer heads to Nixon Peabody

FINRA senior enforcer heads to Nixon Peabody

May 28, 2014, GIR

Bradley Mirkin, a former litigator at the US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, has joined Nixon Peabody in New York.

Blank Rome hires SEC prosecutor

Blank Rome hires SEC prosecutor

May 27, 2014, GIR

Alan Lieberman has rejoined Blank Rome as partner in its corporate litigation practice in Washington, DC, after spending 10 years at the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

NY prosecutor heads to Paul Hastings

NY prosecutor heads to Paul Hastings

May 27, 2014, GIR

Former New York prosecutor John Nowak has joined Paul Hastings to practise in its investigations and white-collar team.

BBC litigation head joins Baker & McKenzie

BBC litigation head joins Baker & McKenzie

May 23, 2014, GIR

Nadia Banno will join Baker & McKenzie’s dispute resolution group on 1 September, after two years as head of litigation at the BBC.

BuckleySandler promotes Noble chief exec FCPA counsel

BuckleySandler promotes Noble chief exec FCPA counsel

May 22, 2014, GIR

BuckleySandler has promoted Lauren Randell, counsel to the former Noble Drilling chief executive in an upcoming FCPA trial, to partner in its Washington, DC office.