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The taboo around in-house lawyers-turned whistleblowers

The taboo around in-house lawyers-turned whistleblowers

July 05, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Why the legal industry is struggling to get to grips with the idea of in-house lawyers blowing the whistle on their employers.

Paul Weiss adds former in-house counsel to FCPA practice

Paul Weiss adds former in-house counsel to FCPA practice

May 10, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has added Peter Jaffe, who worked previously on a corporate monitorship team overseeing Norwegian oil company Statoil, as counsel to its foreign bribery practice in Washington, DC.

Allen & Overy loses top investigations lawyer to Total

Allen & Overy loses top investigations lawyer to Total

April 07, 2016, GIR

Aurélien Hamelle, who has represented a number of global businesses, including Daimler and Renault Trucks, has left Allen & Overy’s Paris office to join oil company Total, which is facing multiple corruption cases in France.

FCPA Docket: VimpelCom and Diebold reveal legal costs

FCPA Docket: VimpelCom and Diebold reveal legal costs

April 01, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest FCPA news, VimpelCom announces expected legal fees for the resolution of its foreign bribery case, and a Debevoise & Plimpton lawyer moves in-house to IBM.

FCA to hold consultation on general counsels’ role in senior managers regime

FCA to hold consultation on general counsels’ role in senior managers regime

January 28, 2016, GIR

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has admitted that it has provided unclear guidance on whether in-house lawyers who oversee the legal operations of financial sector companies should be held to a higher level of accountability.

Former Rolls-Royce compliance chief moves to Shepherd and Wedderburn

Former Rolls-Royce compliance chief moves to Shepherd and Wedderburn

January 18, 2016, GIR

Judy Krieg, Rolls-Royce’s former chief compliance officer, has moved into private practice, in part because US and UK authorities are increasingly targeting in-house counsel.

GE in-house counsel attacks DG Comp’s indifference to compliance

GE in-house counsel attacks DG Comp’s indifference to compliance

March 16, 2015, GIR

General Electric’s senior competition counsel in Europe has said the European Commission’s failure to differentiate between companies that take compliance seriously and those that “couldn’t care less” is a “fundamental problem of the EU system”.

Freshfields partner moves in-house

Freshfields partner moves in-house

August 27, 2014, GIR

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Matthew Friedrich, a former head of the DoJ’s Criminal Division, has left the firm’s Washington, DC office to join US-headquartered energy company Chevron as in-house counsel.

News International investigation lawyers face disciplinary tribunal

News International investigation lawyers face disciplinary tribunal

August 11, 2014, GIR

An in-house lawyer and external counsel tasked with an internal investigation of phone hacking at News International face disciplinary proceedings with regard to their actions in the probe.

Why separate internal investigators from in-house lawyers?

Why separate internal investigators from in-house lawyers?

June 04, 2014, GIR

As Barclays is set to create a global financial crime unit reporting to its legal department, GIR takes a look at why companies increasingly keep compliance and investigations teams separate from traditional in-house legal departments.