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Counsel Watch: Ghislaine Maxwell, Novartis, Wirecard and more

In the latest counsel watch, UK socialite Ghislaine Maxwell hires Cohen & Gresser to defend her against allegations of grooming and perjury, and a multitude of firms advised Swiss pharma company Novartis as it resolved allegations of bribery and fraud in Greece and the US.

06 July 2020

GIR Awards: nominations wanted

GIR is seeking nominations for its sixth annual awards ceremony, which will highlight the most outstanding firms, lawyers and cases from the past year.

24 June 2020

People News: SDNY chief expected to testify over ousting

A look at Manhattan federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman’s unexpected departure, the surprise exit of Switzerland’s financial intelligence unit's top lawyer, and a flurry of notable moves in the private sector.

22 June 2020

Counsel Watch

In the latest counsel watch, Morrison & Foerster is representing a US prosecutor who is due to testify over the alleged politicisation of the US Justice Department, and Marc Mukasey at Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff is defending a Harvard chemistry professor accused of lying to the US government regarding his ties to China.

19 June 2020

People news: Former UN ambassador joins Jenner & Block

In the latest people news roundup, a former US ambassador to the United Nations has switched firms in Washington, DC, and the SFO has appointed the former director of the Attorney General’s Office as its chief capability officer.

05 June 2020

Counsel Watch: Flynn, Steinmetz, Morgan Stanley & more

In the latest counsel watch, a slew of practitioners have been called up to make representations before the DC Circuit as it weighs up a district judge’s authority in the politically charged case against former US national security adviser Michael Flynn, and the lawyers Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz is relying on to fight a civil suit in the UK.

02 June 2020

People news: Libra appoints ex-OFAC director as general counsel

In the latest people news round up, the Facebook-owned digital currency company Libra has hired a US Treasury Department veteran as general counsel and Allianz has appointed a new chief compliance officer.

20 May 2020

Counsel Watch

In the latest counsel watch, the DOJ singles out Sullivan & Cromwell over its work for an Israeli bank while Cleary Gottlieb helps Vale target New York real estate in dispute with billionaire Beny Steinmetz.

07 May 2020

PayPal hires Dechert counsel for sanctions director role

US financial services provider PayPal has recruited former OFAC policy advisor Sean Kane as a director of sanctions and anti-money laundering.

05 May 2020

Former SFO intelligence officer joins Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard’s hiring of Polly Sprenger on Monday comes in the same week that the firm hired another partner to the global investigations team and promoted one internally, in the UK.

04 May 2020

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