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GIR Awards: nominations wanted

GIR Awards: nominations wanted

June 24, 2020, GIR

GIR is seeking nominations for its sixth annual awards ceremony, which will highlight the most outstanding firms, lawyers and cases from the past year.

People News: SDNY chief expected to testify over ousting

People News: SDNY chief expected to testify over ousting

June 22, 2020, GIR

A look at Manhattan federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman’s unexpected departure, the surprise exit of Switzerland’s financial intelligence unit's top lawyer, and a flurry of notable moves in the private sector.

Counsel Watch

Counsel Watch

June 19, 2020, GIR

In the latest counsel watch, Morrison & Foerster is representing a US prosecutor who is due to testify over the alleged politicisation of the US Justice Department, and Marc Mukasey at Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff is defending a Harvard chemistry professor accused of lying to the US government regarding his ties to China.

People news: Former UN ambassador joins Jenner & Block

People news: Former UN ambassador joins Jenner & Block

June 05, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news roundup, a former US ambassador to the United Nations has switched firms in Washington, DC, and the SFO has appointed the former director of the Attorney General’s Office as its chief capability officer.

Counsel Watch: Flynn, Steinmetz, Morgan Stanley & more

Counsel Watch: Flynn, Steinmetz, Morgan Stanley & more

June 02, 2020, GIR

In the latest counsel watch, a slew of practitioners have been called up to make representations before the DC Circuit as it weighs up a district judge’s authority in the politically charged case against former US national security adviser Michael Flynn, and the lawyers Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz is relying on to fight a civil suit in the UK.

People news: Libra appoints ex-OFAC director as general counsel

People news: Libra appoints ex-OFAC director as general counsel

May 20, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news round up, the Facebook-owned digital currency company Libra has hired a US Treasury Department veteran as general counsel and Allianz has appointed a new chief compliance officer.

Counsel Watch

Counsel Watch

May 07, 2020, GIR

In the latest counsel watch, the DOJ singles out Sullivan & Cromwell over its work for an Israeli bank while Cleary Gottlieb helps Vale target New York real estate in dispute with billionaire Beny Steinmetz.

PayPal hires Dechert counsel for sanctions director role

PayPal hires Dechert counsel for sanctions director role

May 05, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

US financial services provider PayPal has recruited former OFAC policy advisor Sean Kane as a director of sanctions and anti-money laundering.

Former SFO intelligence officer joins Addleshaw Goddard

Former SFO intelligence officer joins Addleshaw Goddard

May 04, 2020, GIR

Addleshaw Goddard’s hiring of Polly Sprenger on Monday comes in the same week that the firm hired another partner to the global investigations team and promoted one internally, in the UK.

People News: ING hires new compliance chief

People News: ING hires new compliance chief

May 01, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news round-up, Dutch bank ING has recruited a new head of compliance for the UK and Middle East, while aerospace company Boeing has rejigged its compliance team.