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People News: White & Case names new head of white-collar practice

In the latest roundup, a former US prosecutor has become the new head of White & Case’s global white-collar crime team and various other firms have announced new hires.

28 July 2023

Former Kleptocapture head leaves DOJ

The prosecutor who kickstarted an inter-agency task force targeting Russian oligarchs has left SDNY soon after his return.

27 July 2023

Deadline extended: final call for nominations for the GIR Awards

Readers have until 18 August to submit nominations for GIR’s ninth annual awards ceremony, to be held in Washington, DC, on 16 November. [Free to view]

27 July 2023

KleptoCapture chief leaves for Manhattan US attorney’s office

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Andrew Adams will step down from a task force targeting Russian oligarchs as he heads back to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

20 July 2023

Kenneth Polite set to leave DOJ by end of July

Nicole Argentieri, the current second-in-command at the Criminal Division, will replace Polite in an acting capacity, a DOJ spokesperson confirmed.

18 July 2023

Counsel Watch: UK lawyers chosen to lead Cyprus anti-corruption investigations

In the latest counsel watch, Cyprus’ anti-corruption agency has appointed two London-based lawyers reportedly to lead an alleged golden visa probe and the firms that acted on the most recent corporate bribery settlement in France.

18 July 2023

Not a lawyer, not a problem: defence bar optimistic about next SFO leader

Practitioners said that not being a qualified lawyer, or having worked in a prosecution agency before, shouldn’t hinder Nick Ephgrave in his forthcoming role as director of the Serious Fraud Office.

17 July 2023

Hughes Hubbard sanctions and China practice heads to join Akin Gump

With the departure of Ryan Fayhee and Roy Liu, Hughes Hubbard is promoting a partner and a counsel to lead its sanctions practice as it aims to boost collaboration between the firm’s investigations and sanctions experts.

14 July 2023

David Last: claims that DOJ outsources investigations are “frankly absurd”

“The notion that I would rely on an outside law firm to investigate for me and I would take their word and do no other work makes no sense,” the former FCPA Unit leader told GIR.

13 July 2023

Assistant chief at DOJ’s FCPA unit jumps to DAG’s office

Amy Markopoulos, a longtime prosecutor in the Fraud Section, announced she’ll serve as senior counsel to the office of Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco.

11 July 2023

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