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Reed Smith poaches Wolff & Samson team

A three-partner team specialising in securities enforcement has left Wolff & Samson for Reed Smith in New York.

13 June 2014

Arnold & Porter lawyer opens DC arbitration boutique

Latin American specialist Margarita Sánchez, a former associate at Arnold & Porter, has opened an arbitration and anti-corruption boutique in Washington, DC. By Leo Szolnoki.

12 June 2014

New Zealand anti-corruption group launched

New Zealand's Serious Fraud Office, Transparency International, trade groups and accountants have formed an 'integrity group', which aims to prevent corruption through education. "The integrity group believes that all New Zealanders should be proud of our very low levels of perceived corruption but exposure to unethical business practice in other countries could harm this reputation," the SFO said.

11 June 2014

OFAC enforcer joins A&O

Days after concluding her last US sanctions investigation with a US$21 million settlement, OFAC office of enforcement chief Maura Rezendes has joined Allen & Overy in its Washington, DC office.

11 June 2014

CFTC names new enforcement chief

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission yesterday named Zuckerman Spaeder partner Aitan Goelman as its new head of enforcement.

11 June 2014

Orrick poaches DoJ anti-money laundering deputy chief

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired DoJ prosecutor Jonathan Lopez as partner in its white-collar practice in Washington, DC.

10 June 2014

DoJ cybersecurity expert heads to private practice

Sean Hoar, the DoJ’s lead cybersecurity assistant attorney in Oregon, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland.

10 June 2014

Data protection expert joins Hogan Lovells

Former Fieldfisher partner Eduardo Ustaran has joined Hogan Lovells in London, where he will head the firm’s European privacy and information management practice.

05 June 2014

New Zealand SFO plans to cut staff

Julie Read, director of New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), says she will “right-size” the enforcer as extra funding runs out, news website Stuff reports. New Zealand police minister Anne Tolley said the temporary funding was tied to a spike in the SFO’s workload.

05 June 2014

Allens promotes investigations lawyer

Australian law firm Allens has promoted Melbourne-based Peter Haig to the firm’s partnership.

04 June 2014

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