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Criminal division nominee takes heat for advising Russian bank

Criminal division nominee takes heat for advising Russian bank

July 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Democratic senators grilled Brian Benczkowski, President Trump's pick as criminal division chief at the DOJ, on his "inexplicable" decision to represent a bank caught up in allegations of Russian meddling in the US election.

DOJ hires new trial attorneys for FCPA unit

DOJ hires new trial attorneys for FCPA unit

July 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The Department of Justice has hired five new trial attorneys in the criminal fraud section's FCPA unit. Find out who they are.

Criminal division nominee’s clients included BP, Volkswagen

Criminal division nominee’s clients included BP, Volkswagen

July 03, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

While in private practice, Brian Benczkowski, President Donald Trump’s pick to serve as chief of the US Department of Justice’s criminal division, worked on some of the most notorious corporate crime cases in recent years, according to a congressional disclosure.

Questioning companies on compliance under Trump felt 'hypocritical', Hui Chen says

Questioning companies on compliance under Trump felt 'hypocritical', Hui Chen says

June 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In a blog post on 25 June, the DOJ's first compliance counsel expert wrote publicly about her abrupt departure from the agency, where she was expected to work until September.

DOJ and Hui Chen agree to end contract early

DOJ and Hui Chen agree to end contract early

June 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Hui Chen, the DOJ’s compliance consultant, will leave the criminal fraud section on Friday, a spokesperson for the department has confirmed.

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.