Conference coverage

Lessons from Cognizant: lawyers share tips to defend internal probes

At a GIR conference in New York City, lawyers discussed how companies and defence counsel can deal with privilege and constitutional disputes that arose from a foreign bribery case against two Cognizant executives.

26 September 2023

SEC to prioritise ephemeral messaging and ESG misstatements, enforcement director says

Gurbir Grewal also provided more guidance as to how the securities regulator approaches noticing companies that they are facing a possible enforcement action.

22 September 2023

DOJ hires corporate enforcement chief at National Security Division

Ian Richardson, a former federal prosecutor who clinched the DOJ’s recent landmark settlement with French cement producer Lafarge, will lead the division’s growing corporate enforcement work amid a crackdown on companies that violate sanctions, export controls and other national security laws.

11 September 2023

SFO lawyer: “we don’t mind the revolving door”

A senior prosecutor at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office has called on private practice lawyers to come and work at the agency.

06 September 2023

New identification doctrine must be “futureproofed”, says SFO’s top lawyer

The general counsel at the SFO said that reforms to the UK’s identification doctrine are a welcome step, but that lawmakers must ensure that any changes will be suitable for prosecutions in many years to come.

30 June 2023

Whistleblower hotline was “fundamental” in revamping compliance at Zimmer Biomet, CCO says

At a GIR conference in London, Zimmer Biomet’s Angela Main explained how she rebuilt trust in the company’s compliance programme after the medical device maker got hit with a three-year monitorship.

29 June 2023

A look back at GIR Live: Women in Investigations

A selection of pictures from the GIR Women in Investigations conference in London on 22 June. The event, chaired by Kathryn Atkinson of Miller & Chevalier and Katrin Ivell, the global head of financial crime prevention at UBS, featured a keynote speech by OECD anti-bribery leader Daniëlle Goudriaan.

27 June 2023

ABB compliance leader praises South African prosecutors after novel settlement

The senior compliance executive at ABB said she is grateful to South Africa’s enforcement authorities for their “willingness to carve new territory” by offering the Swiss robotics company a first-of-its-kind foreign bribery settlement.

23 June 2023

DOJ official: Compliance-promoting compensation is about more than just clawbacks

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The public reaction to a new DOJ pilot programme incentivising companies to promote compliance via compensation packages has been too narrowly focused on clawbacks, a senior DOJ lawyer said.

22 June 2023

OECD anti-bribery leader: lawyers are essential in the fight against corruption

The head of the OECD’s anti-bribery group said that lawyers should put pressure on their governments to adopt the organisation’s anti-corruption recommendations.

22 June 2023

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