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Baker Botts poaches partner from McKenna Long & Aldridge

Baker Botts has hired Thomas DiBiagio as partner in its white-collar litigation practice in Washington, DC.

03 April 2014

WilmerHale partners Holtmeier and Lee advise Cisco

WilmerHale partners Jay Holtmeier, in New York, and Randall Lee, in Los Angeles, are advising technology company Cisco Systems on its FCPA investigation.

03 April 2014

Paul Hastings and De Brauw partners lead SBM Offshore investigation

Dutch oil platform company SBM Offshore has discovered evidence of possible bribery involving foreign officials in Angola and Equatorial Guinea during an internal investigation.

02 April 2014

Goldberg Lowenstein & Weatherwax hires AML prosecutor

Goldberg Lowenstein & Weatherwax has hired former prosecutor Kevin Rosenberg as chair of the firm’s government investigations and white-collar litigation group in Los Angeles.

31 March 2014

BLP promotes financial crimes lawyer

Berwin Leighton Paisner has promoted Oran Gelb to partner in its litigation and dispute resolution practice in London.

28 March 2014

FCPA Professor launches consulting service

Mike Koehler, who runs the FCPA Professor blog, has set up a consulting service aimed at legal professionals. The service, called FCPA Connect, provides advice on FCPA enforcement and compliance issues to lawyers, in-house counsel and compliance officers.

27 March 2014

Ex-UBS banker to head Switzerland's FINMA

Briton Mark Branson, a former UBS banker, has been appointed as head of Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

27 March 2014

Ashurst partner leaves to launch Spanish boutique

Daniel Jiménez, the former head of Ashurst’s litigation and arbitration practice in Spain, has launched his own litigation firm with white-collar crime specialist Margarita Santana.

27 March 2014

Switzerland's FINMA appoints UK head

Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has appointed Briton Mark Branson as chief executive, the authority said in a statement today. Branson has been acting as interim head of the authority since February, when Patrick Raaflaub stepped down from the position.

26 March 2014

Kirkland & Ellis partner moves to Mayer Brown

Laurence Urgenson, a former head of the US Department of Justice’s fraud section, has joined Mayer Brown as partner in its white-collar defence and compliance group from Kirkland & Ellis.

26 March 2014

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