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People News: DOJ adds new senior lawyer to Criminal Division

A new deputy assistant attorney general has joined the Criminal Division at Main Justice and firms including Cohen & Gresser, Vinson & Elkins and DLA Piper announced new additions to their white-collar and litigation teams.

25 February 2022

People News: Brazil investigations firm splits

In the latest roundup, the founding partners of FeldensMadruga in Brazil have decided to part ways, and Herbert Smith Freehills has hired an Italian investigations lawyer and his team to bolster its Milan office.

16 February 2022

Morgan Lewis recruits SEC’s former acting deputy enforcement director

Kelly Gibson, who also led the agency’s ESG task force, said the SEC already has “the tools in its toolbox” to bring greenwashing cases.

14 February 2022

Counsel Watch: Lawyers appointed to investigate SFO failings

In the latest Counsel Watch, two veteran London lawyers have been hired to conduct separate reviews into failings on high-profile Serious Fraud Office probes, and a Dutch law firm has sued the country’s prosecutors over alleged privilege violations.

11 February 2022

People News: white-collar lawyers follow former Boies Schiller managing partner to new firm

Matt Getz and Tracey Dovaston have joined Boies Schiller’s former London managing partner Natasha Harrison at her new venture and social media platform TikTok has added a Panasonic senior executive to oversee its legal and compliance matters.

07 February 2022

Güralp chairman opens investigations-focused consulting business

“Being the CEO of a company that discovers bribery is very lonely; it would have been good to meet someone like myself who had that experience,” said Christopher Potts, who led Güralp to a foreign bribery settlement in 2019.

03 February 2022

Cohen & Gresser signs ex-SFO director

Sir David Green CB QC joins up with former SFO colleague John Gibson at his new firm. “His decision to join Cohen & Gresser is further proof of the firm’s growing strength and reputation,” global managing partner Lawrence T Gresser said.

01 February 2022

People News: Swedbank hires chief compliance officer

In today’s roundup, Swedbank has hired a new compliance head and a former SEC regional director has joined Greenberg Traurig.

27 January 2022

Counsel Watch: Former Swedbank CEO lawyers up

The former head of Swedish lender Swedbank has hired local counsel to fight criminal charges, as has the first defendant in Germany’s Wirecard case.

20 January 2022

People News: Ex-Credit Suisse compliance official joins FRA

FRA has hired a former Credit Suisse compliance official and the Financial Action Task Force’s ex-chief David Lewis has joined a US risk consultancy.

19 January 2022

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