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GIR Awards: final call for nominations

GIR is accepting submissions for the GIR Awards until the final deadline of 6 August.

02 August 2021

Counsel Watch: US firm uncovers bullying at NFL team

Wilkinson Stekloff finds a culture of “fear” at Washington Football Team, Deloitte calls on a Singapore firm to fight allegations of auditing failures in the country and Gleiss Lutz leads car manufacturers to Dieselgate settlements.

16 July 2021

People News: Rio Tinto recruits in-house veteran as new chief legal officer

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Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto has hired Isabelle Deschamps as its new chief legal officer, and a former Linklaters partner has started as special counsel at the White House.

12 July 2021

Veteran London police officer named as new SFO chief investigator

The Serious Fraud Office has hired former Metropolitan Police detective chief superintendent Michael Gallagher to a position overseeing the agency’s investigations.

07 July 2021

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Matt Dewsbury at HSBC Holdings

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Matt Dewsbury, the group head of financial crime investigations at HSBC Holdings in London, tells GIR about how one of the world’s largest financial institution structures its investigations, how emerging technologies and data regulations could change the nature of his work and what keeps him up at night.

21 June 2021

People News: Quinn Emanuel’s Burck joins Fox Corporation board

White-collar defence lawyer William Burck has been elected to Fox Corporation’s board of directors and the US Justice Department official responsible for cybersecurity policies has moved into private practice, while a former FCPA monitor joined King & Spalding in California.

21 June 2021

People News: former SFO investigator to helm new economic crime agency in British Crown dependency

The former chief investigator at the UK’s anti-fraud agency has been unveiled as the first director of Guernsey’s new economic crime unit, and the head of the National Security Division is leaving the DOJ.

15 June 2021

People News: Former FinCEN official joins Clifford Chance in DC

Clifford Chance and Debevoise & Plimpton have welcomed lawyers from the US Treasury Department to their offices in the US capital, and a prosecutor on the Halkbank case has joined a firm in New York.

08 June 2021

Sampaio Ferraz team to launch investigations firm

Sampaio Ferraz’s 13-lawyer strong investigations practice is leaving en masse to launch a new firm in Brazil focused on anti-corruption investigations and compliance.

07 June 2021

Counsel Watch: monitor specialist nabs another instruction

In the latest counsel watch, a prominent US lawyer to oversee the compliance programme of a US labour union and the Greensill Capital scandal prompts work for several firms.

03 June 2021

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