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Counsel Watch: the lawyers working on two major UK SFO prosecutions

Counsel Watch: the lawyers working on two major UK SFO prosecutions

September 23, 2020, GIR

In the latest counsel watch, the firms that are acting on the UK Serious Fraud Office’s prosecution of an alleged corruption scheme at Airbus’s Saudi subsidiary and the practitioners representing former G4S executives accused of fraud.

People News: Dutch ex-government investigator moves to compliance consultancy

People News: Dutch ex-government investigator moves to compliance consultancy

September 22, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news roundup, a former project leader at a Dutch financial crime agency who took part in investigations into SBM Offshore, ING, and more has moved to a Dutch compliance consultancy and Zurich Insurance Group appoints a new general counsel.

People News: Skadden hires ex-US attorney

People News: Skadden hires ex-US attorney

September 09, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news, Skadden has hired Jessie Liu, the former US attorney for the District of Columbia, and a French counsel to former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has joined King & Spalding.

Counsel Watch: Angolan businessman calls on Swiss firm to fight money laundering charges

Counsel Watch: Angolan businessman calls on Swiss firm to fight money laundering charges

August 28, 2020, GIR

In the latest counsel watch, a prominent Angolan businessman facing money laundering charges in Switzerland has hired Schellenberg Wittmer, and a veteran white-collar defender at Quinn Emanuel is representing former presidential adviser Stephen Bannon.

People News: Dechert’s Neil Gerrard retires

People News: Dechert’s Neil Gerrard retires

August 26, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news round-up, Neil Gerrard, co-head of Dechert’s global white-collar practice, will retire from the firm at the end of the year.

People News: Ericsson boosts global compliance team

People News: Ericsson boosts global compliance team

August 13, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news roundup, Swedish telecoms company Ericsson hires a new compliance officer in Latin America and a former Brazilian prosecutor to chair the board of a new anti-money laundering consultancy.

Firm looks to behavioural science to pre-empt compliance violations

Firm looks to behavioural science to pre-empt compliance violations

August 12, 2020, GIR

Ropes & Gray partner Amanda Raad said she helped launch the new offering in response to a “groundhog day” experience where she felt she was conducting compliance investigations at the same companies over and over again. The firm’s Insights Lab is designed to break this cycle.

People News: Ex-US special agent starts sports law consultancy

People News: Ex-US special agent starts sports law consultancy

August 04, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news, a former US government investigator launched a sports integrity consultancy and the Internal Revenue Service names its new criminal investigations chief.

People News: Facebook hires Roger Stone prosecutor

People News: Facebook hires Roger Stone prosecutor

July 24, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news, former Washington, DC, federal prosecutor Michael Marando has joined Facebook and Alston & Bird nab the US Justice Department’s civil division chief.

Counsel watch: Estonia hires ex-FBI director to advise on US investigations

Counsel watch: Estonia hires ex-FBI director to advise on US investigations

July 23, 2020, GIR

In the latest counsel watch, the Estonian government has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to advise the country on money laundering issues, and a former UK Serious Fraud Office lawyer helps G4S secure a deferred prosecution agreement with the agency.