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JPMorgan compliance chief leaves after one year

JPMorgan Chase’s chief compliance officer Cindy Armine has left the bank to join payment processing company First Data Corp. Armine spent one year at JPMorgan, during which time the bank paid over US$20 billion in fines, including a record US$13 billion settlement with US authorities for its role in the 2008 financial crisis.

26 February 2014

Manatt Phelps adds third white-collar partner this month

A former US Department of Justice (DoJ) prosecutor has joined Manatt Phelps & Phillips as a partner in its New York litigation practice, the firm has said. Arunabha Bhoumik was a prosecutor in the DoJ’s fraud section of the criminal division and worked on cases involving money laundering, fraud and false claims.

26 February 2014

SNC Lavalin hires new compliance chief

Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin has hired David Wilkins as its new chief compliance officer amid a number of ongoing bribery investigations. Wilkins previously worked as the director of ethics and compliance at Dow Chemical.

25 February 2014

SEC's Binger leaves NYC for Philly

The US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has appointed Sharon Binger, former lead investigator on the SEC’s investigation into FCPA violations at oil & gas company Total, to director at its regional office in Philadelphia, it announced on Thursday.

21 February 2014

Norton Rose expands into Brazil

Hot on the heels of the launch of its global regulation and investigations practice, Norton Rose has taken the initiative to Brazil, opening its first foreign legal consultancy in Rio de Janeiro, where the firm will offer anti-corruption and bribery advice among its services.

21 February 2014

Pfizer investigations head joins Paul Hastings

Gary Giampetruzzi has joined Paul Hastings’ New York litigation practice after 13 years at pharmaceuticals company Pfizer.

21 February 2014

Manatt builds anti-money laundering team in DC

Manatt Phelps & Phillips has added two former Patton Boggs partners with anti-money laundering experience to its Washington, DC litigation and financial services practices.

21 February 2014

SEC appoints trading and markets division director

WilmerHale partner Stephen Luparello will be the next director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's trading and markets division. He takes over from John Ramsay, who will step down next month.

21 February 2014

This week: SEC Speaks 2014

This week, the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) will offer the world a first glimpse into its priorities for the year ahead, following its change of guard. The agency’s annual “SEC Speaks” event takes place on 21 and 22 February, in Washington, DC.

17 February 2014

SEC enforcement co-director returns to Milbank

George Canellos will join Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy as global head of litigation after spending a year as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s co-director of enforcement.

17 February 2014

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