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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

WilmerHale nets FBI head

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller III has joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a partner in its Washington, DC office.

25 March 2014

Zuckerman Spaeder hires ADM’s FCPA counsel

Jon Fetterolf, who recently advised Archer Daniels Midland on its FCPA investigation by the SEC, has left Williams & Connolly to join Zuckerman Spaeder’s Washington, DC office as partner.

25 March 2014

WilmerHale hires former FBI head

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has hired the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Robert Mueller III as partner in its investigations and strategic counselling practices, the firm has said.

24 March 2014

Top UK prosecutor heads to private practice

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) barrister Alison Levitt QC will soon become a partner at Mishcon de Reya in London, where she will set up the firm’s business crime unit.

20 March 2014

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