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Senior prosecutor leaves DOJ’s foreign bribery unit, ex-SEC official joins

Senior prosecutor leaves DOJ’s foreign bribery unit, ex-SEC official joins

June 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Laura Perkins, who was an assistant chief in the criminal division’s FCPA unit, has left the DOJ for private practice. Meanwhile, a senior lawyer with the SEC has joined the department’s foreign bribery team.

Ex-MoFo partner, vocal on FCPA, tapped as DC US attorney

Ex-MoFo partner, vocal on FCPA, tapped as DC US attorney

June 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Jesse Liu, who until recently was a white-collar defence partner with Morrison & Foerster, is one of several lawyers nominated by President Trump to US attorney positions.

DOJ considering contractor bids for Hui Chen role

DOJ considering contractor bids for Hui Chen role

June 09, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

As well as inviting applications for a full-time compliance counsel position, the US Department of Justice may offer the role to a contractor with experience as a chief compliance officer.

DOJ looking for compliance counsel to replace Hui Chen

DOJ looking for compliance counsel to replace Hui Chen

June 08, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice is looking to hire an attorney to succeed the criminal fraud section’s current compliance consultant Hui Chen, whose contract ends in September.

Trump nominates DOJ criminal division deputy to DC federal bench

Trump nominates DOJ criminal division deputy to DC federal bench

June 07, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

After serving for less than five months in the Department of Justice’s criminal division, Trevor McFadden may soon be on his way out.

As Comey testimony looms, DOJ touts FBI pick Chris Wray

As Comey testimony looms, DOJ touts FBI pick Chris Wray

June 07, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

With the sense in Washington that President Donald Trump is in a political downward spiral, the Justice Department on Wednesday took the unusual step of putting out press releases touting bipartisan praise for his FBI director pick Chris Wray, a veteran white-collar defence lawyer.

Who is Brian Benczkowski?

Who is Brian Benczkowski?

June 06, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Kirkland & Ellis partner Brian Benczkowski to lead the DOJ’s criminal division. GIR Just Anti-Corruption talks to those who’ve worked with Benczkowski to find out how he may lead the division.

DOJ’s criminal fraud section reshuffles

DOJ’s criminal fraud section reshuffles

June 01, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

After Andrew Weissmann joins special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, Sandra Moser and Robert Zink will take temporary charge of the department’s criminal fraud section.

Weissmann to leave fraud section for Russia investigations team

Weissmann to leave fraud section for Russia investigations team

May 31, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Andrew Weissmann, the chief of the DOJ’s criminal fraud section, has been tapped by former FBI Director Robert Mueller to assist with an investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election, according to two people familiar with the decision.

Criminal division deputy hails significance of UK secondment as foreign bribery cooperation grows

Criminal division deputy hails significance of UK secondment as foreign bribery cooperation grows

May 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The secondment, which includes a one-year stint at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and a one-year stint at the Serious Fraud Office, will go to a current member of the Justice Department’s foreign bribery unit, according to two people familiar with the matter.