June 23, 2017, GIR
Civil liberties groups in the US have voiced support for Yahoo!’s refusal to turn over its users’ emails to the Securities and Exchange Commission without a warrant, according to an amicus brief filed in a Maryland federal court.
June 22, 2017, GIR
Deutsche Bank has hired Richard Weber, the former head of the US Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigation arm, to lead its anti-financial crime division in the Americas.
June 19, 2017, GIR
US prosecutors investigating former Autonomy director Shushovan Hussain for wire fraud have filed for a subpoena seeking evidence compelled by the UK Financial Reporting Council and obtained by Hewlett-Packard.
June 14, 2017, GIR
JBS has hired White & Case partner Daniel Fridman to help improve its compliance programme days after the company’s majority shareholder entered into a settlement in Brazil.
June 14, 2017, GIR
Ricardo Martinelli, who is wanted in Panama for using state funds to spy illegally on political opponents, appeared before a US federal court in Miami on 13 June.
June 13, 2017, GIR
US lawyers say that a decision by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that ends including payment to non-governmental organisations in corporate settlements may make penalty agreements more difficult to negotiate.
June 09, 2017, GIR
The Rio de Janeiro branch of Brazil’s bar association is investigating a Trench Rossi Watanabe lawyer’s role in J&F Investimentos’ leniency agreement negotiations with Brazilian authorities.
June 07, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has used her nightly programme to laud Andrew Weissmann’s appointment to the special counsel investigation into ties between Russia and President Trump’s election campaign.
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.
June 05, 2017, GIR
The SFO has claimed litigation privilege over its interviews with suspects to prevent third parties from accessing transcripts that form part of an investigation - a move lawyers say is unprecedented.