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Counsel Watch: the lawyers working on two major UK SFO prosecutions

In the latest counsel watch, the firms that are acting on the UK Serious Fraud Office’s prosecution of an alleged corruption scheme at Airbus’s Saudi subsidiary and the practitioners representing former G4S executives accused of fraud.

23 September 2020

People News: Dutch ex-government investigator moves to compliance consultancy

In the latest people news roundup, a former project leader at a Dutch financial crime agency who took part in investigations into SBM Offshore, ING, and more has moved to a Dutch compliance consultancy and Zurich Insurance Group appoints a new general counsel.

22 September 2020

People News: Skadden hires ex-US attorney

In the latest people news, Skadden has hired Jessie Liu, the former US attorney for the District of Columbia, and a French counsel to former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has joined King & Spalding.

09 September 2020

Counsel Watch: Angolan businessman calls on Swiss firm to fight money laundering charges

In the latest counsel watch, a prominent Angolan businessman facing money laundering charges in Switzerland has hired Schellenberg Wittmer, and a veteran white-collar defender at Quinn Emanuel is representing former presidential adviser Stephen Bannon.

28 August 2020

People News: Dechert’s Neil Gerrard retires

In the latest people news round-up, Neil Gerrard, co-head of Dechert’s global white-collar practice, will retire from the firm at the end of the year.

26 August 2020

People News: Ericsson boosts global compliance team

In the latest people news roundup, Swedish telecoms company Ericsson hires a new compliance officer in Latin America and a former Brazilian prosecutor to chair the board of a new anti-money laundering consultancy.

13 August 2020

Firm looks to behavioural science to pre-empt compliance violations

Ropes & Gray partner Amanda Raad said she helped launch the new offering in response to a “groundhog day” experience where she felt she was conducting compliance investigations at the same companies over and over again. The firm’s Insights Lab is designed to break this cycle.

12 August 2020

People News: Ex-US special agent starts sports law consultancy

In the latest people news, a former US government investigator launched a sports integrity consultancy and the Internal Revenue Service names its new criminal investigations chief.

04 August 2020

People News: Facebook hires Roger Stone prosecutor

In the latest people news, former Washington, DC, federal prosecutor Michael Marando has joined Facebook and Alston & Bird nab the US Justice Department’s civil division chief.

24 July 2020

Counsel Watch: Estonia hires ex-FBI director to advise on US investigations

In the latest counsel watch, the Estonian government has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to advise the country on money laundering issues, and a former UK Serious Fraud Office lawyer helps G4S secure a deferred prosecution agreement with the agency.

23 July 2020

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