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Interviews

David Kirk: light-touch regulation, individual prosecutions and agency cooperation

David Kirk: light-touch regulation, individual prosecutions and agency cooperation

April 16, 2014, GIR

David Kirk joined McGuireWoods in January from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where he was chief criminal counsel. Here, he discusses the impact DPAs will have in the UK, the future of the FCA and the revolving door.

Homer Moyer: declinations, disclosure and double-dipping

Homer Moyer: declinations, disclosure and double-dipping

April 08, 2014, GIR

Homer Moyer, a member at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, DC, is one of the world’s leading FCPA experts. David Vascott spoke to him at the ABA White Collar Crime conference in Miami.

David Green: A changing SFO

David Green: A changing SFO

April 03, 2014, GIR

David Green became director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office in April 2012 after 25 years of prosecuting and defending at the criminal bar. Here, Green speaks to GIR about the authority’s renewed vision; comparisons to US corporate prosecutions; the arrival of DPAs; and the use of external counsel in the Victor Dahdaleh trial.

To disclose or not disclose: William Shepherd talks to GIR about NGO investigations

To disclose or not disclose: William Shepherd talks to GIR about NGO investigations

March 12, 2014, GIR

Holland & Knight partner William Shepherd talks to GIR about what to do when faced with a corruption scandal involving NGO funds.

An interview with Frédéric Jenny

An interview with Frédéric Jenny

March 03, 2014, GIR

Frédéric Jenny is professor of economics at the ESSEC Business School in Paris, a judge at the Supreme Court of France and chairman of the OECD’s Competition Law and Policy Committee. David Vascott spoke to him in Paris at the OECD’s Global Forum on Competition, which this year focused on fighting corruption and promoting competition

An interview with Geoff Nicholas

An interview with Geoff Nicholas

February 25, 2014, GIR

Geoff Nicholas, co-head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s global investigations practice, recently returned to the UK after working in Hong Kong since summer 2012. GIR caught up with him at the firm’s London offices.

An interview with Drago Kos

An interview with Drago Kos

February 17, 2014, GIR

Drago Kos started his term as the new chair of the OECD’s anti-bribery working group on 1 January 2014. He replaced the highly regarded Mark Pieth, who had chaired the group since 1990. Kos, speaking to GIR from his native Slovenia, outlined some of the problems the working group faces.

An interview with Charles Duross

February 13, 2014, GIR

Charles ‘Chuck’ Duross was head of the DoJ’s FCPA unit from 2010 until January 2014, when he left to join Morrison & Foerster as partner and head of its global anti-corruption practice. Speaking to GIR, Chuck explained his attitude to FCPA reforms, why he continues to oppose a compliance defence for the FCPA, and how the revolving door can benefit both the government and private practice.

An interview with David Sonter

February 13, 2014, GIR

David Sonter is Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s corporate country partner for Brazil. He has over 10 years’ experience of the legal climate in Brazil and he talks to GIR about the challenges of advising clients there as well as the new anti-corruption law that’s just come into force.

Q&A: Scott Hammond

Q&A: Scott Hammond

January 21, 2014, GIR

Earlier this month, the former head of criminal enforcement at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division, Scott Hammond, joined criminal antitrust powerhouse Gibson Dunn as a partner in its Washington, DC, office.