Germany files first criminal charges in Wirecard case

German prosecutors have accused an investment fund manager of helping to launder more than €22 million in funds embezzled from collapsed payments company Wirecard.

FCPA practitioner Philip Urofsky to retire from Big Law

The Shearman & Sterling lawyer, who helped to develop US foreign bribery enforcement while at the DOJ, is ready to retire from Big Law. He spoke to GIR about his career and …

FinCEN staffing changes highlight US anti-money laundering priorities

As the anti-money laundering unit’s powers and ambitions grew in recent years, FinCEN hired a swathe of sanctions experts.

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GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Neena Shenai at Medtronic

Neena Shenai, the Washington, DC-based chief global trade legal director at US-Irish medical device company Medtronic, tells GIR about the increased sanctions focus on the medical technology industry and what authorities could …

ABB compliance officer: individual responsibility central to new strategy

Tapan Debnath, who joined ABB from Nokia in August, explains the company’s new approach to compliance and how it puts individual behaviour and responsibility front and centre.

John Carlin on stepping up DOJ corporate enforcement

A free-to-view transcript of principal associate deputy attorney general John Carlin’s keynote speech at GIR Connect: New York, in which he discussed the DOJ’s decision to “surge resources” to corporate enforcement.

People News: recent White House nominations and in-house moves

Over the past few weeks, President Joe Biden announced plans to appoint a serving national security prosecutor as a top export control official, and Credit Suisse’s latest compliance head left after just …

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