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Investigator's Guide to New York

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New York Investigator's Guide

Overlapping jurisdictions and competing interests are just some of the enforcement challenges faced by companies and their counsel in New York. Marieke Breijer investigates.

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SEC to focus on “gatekeeper” cases, official says

To make the most of its tight resources, the Securities and Exchange Commission is homing in on cases against the “gatekeepers” who enable widespread misconduct, an SEC official said at a New York conference.

US unveils first criminal charges linked to Panama Papers

The chief of criminal investigations at the IRS said that more investigations into tax fraud are on the way after the US unsealed charges against four individuals tied to Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Threatening authorities with piling on memo is “not a good strategy”, says enforcement chief

Senior officials at three US enforcement agencies discuss the implications of the recently updated Department of Justice policies for piling on and monitorships.

StoneTurn nets New York consultancy

StoneTurn has added eight executives from New York-based Lemire as part of the professional services consultancy’s efforts to bolster its investigations and monitoring capabilities.

Flotron lawyer: DOJ “couldn’t get their hands around where the crime was”

The Justice Department’s case against a trader accused of spoofing fell apart because prosecutors failed to identify the crime amid a sea of data, the trader’s lawyer said at GIR Live New York on Thursday.

FATCA conviction will be first of many, lawyers say

Two former DOJ tax division officials have said that the US’s first-ever conviction under a 2010 law designed to curb tax evasion is a firm indicator of the authority’s readiness to invest resources in such cases.

US prosecutors seek 20 years for Turkish banker

US prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence Mehmet Hakan Atilla to 20 years in prison for his role as a “key player” in helping Iran evade US sanctions.

Alvarez & Marsal hires two in New York

Bill Waldie and John Kim have joined Alvarez & Marsal's New York disputes and investigations practice as managing directors.

Judge orders Prevezon to pay up

A New York federal judge ordered Cypriot holdings company Prevezon on 2 February to pay the US$5.9 million it owes the US government as part of a civil forfeiture agreement it signed in May 2017.

K2 Intelligence hires managing director in New York

K2 Intelligence has hired former DOI deputy commissioner, Michael Carroll, as managing director in its construction and real estate services team within the Investigations and Disputes practice in New York.