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DOJ 'deconfliction' requests creating tension

DOJ 'deconfliction' requests creating tension

September 15, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ increasingly wants companies to delay interviewing employees involved in possible misconduct. Defence lawyers say that creates problems.

GIR Live New York: sanctions and the importance of early self-disclosure

GIR Live New York: sanctions and the importance of early self-disclosure

September 15, 2017, GIR

Companies must report sanctions violations to the DOJ as soon as possible to allow the authority to go after individuals, the chief of the Justice Department's asset and money-laundering section has said.

Equifax's efforts to protect customers called into question after cyberattack

Equifax's efforts to protect customers called into question after cyberattack

September 15, 2017, GIR

Equifax's failure to fix a well-known vulnerability in its computer systems that led to a monumental breach of customer information could prompt a tough government response, lawyers say.

KPMG missed "red flags" in Gupta audits

KPMG missed "red flags" in Gupta audits

September 15, 2017, GIR

KPMG South Africa's chairman, CEO and COO and five other executives have resigned at the conclusion of the firm's internal investigation into its work for an Indian family that is the subject of high-profile influence peddling allegations in South Africa.

Alternatives to prosecution in an age of global enforcement

Alternatives to prosecution in an age of global enforcement

September 15, 2017, GIR

White & Case partners Jonathan Pickworth, Darryl Lew, Daniel Levin, Ludovic Malgrain, Karl-Jörg Xylander, Nathalie Colin and Luděk Chvosta discuss the global alternatives to prosecution when a corporate is facing a criminal investigation.

DOJ's corporate prosecution policies under review, deputy attorney general says

DOJ's corporate prosecution policies under review, deputy attorney general says

September 14, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice's second-in-command today said the agency was reviewing its policy on corporate prosecutions, including the Yates Memo, and is expecting to announce changes.

Cravath picks up lead Fifa prosecutor

Cravath picks up lead Fifa prosecutor

September 14, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

New York law firm Cravath Swaine & Moore has tapped the former lead prosecutor in the DOJ's ongoing investigation into global soccer governing body Fifa to join its white-collar criminal defence team.

MoFo hires Robert Litt in Washington, DC

MoFo hires Robert Litt in Washington, DC

September 14, 2017, GIR

The former general counsel for the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence, who was responsible for handling the fallout from the Edward Snowden leaks, has joined Morrison & Foerster.

Democrats, doubting they can block criminal division nominee, decline to say how they will vote

Democrats, doubting they can block criminal division nominee, decline to say how they will vote

September 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to advance the nomination of Brian Benczkowski for Assistant Attorney General this month.

Former senior DOJ fraud section official jumps to Katten Muchin

Former senior DOJ fraud section official jumps to Katten Muchin

September 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

William Pericak, a former federal prosecutor who led the US Department of Justice's Deepwater Horizon task force, has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman as a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office, the firm announced on 12 September.