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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.

Other Highlights

SEC charges former Goldman Sachs exec in 1MDB case

The SEC has permanently barred former Goldman Sachs executive Tim Leissner from the securities industry over a huge bribery scheme in a multi-billion-dollar scandal at 1MDB.

Inside the Hoskins trial and the battle over ‘agency’

After the DOJ secured a monumental win in its case against Lawrence Hoskins, GIR unspools how both sides wrangled at trial over a term the defence believed to be its silver bullet.

SDNY chief blasts Halkbank's “illogical” argument

US prosecutors have chastised the lawyers acting for Turkish bank Halkbank over an “empty delay tactic.”

Ex-Deutsche Bank trader fights Libor rigging conviction

Former Deutsche Bank trader Gavin Black has appealed against his 2018 conviction for manipulating the London interbank offered rate.

Hoskins found guilty

Former Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins has been convicted on all but one out of a dozen foreign bribery and money laundering charges against him.

DOJ counterintelligence chief teases self-disclosure tweaks

The chief of the US Justice Department’s counterintelligence and export control section has alluded to an updated policy on how companies are expected to report misconduct.

Goldman Sachs investor doubles down in 1MDB lawsuit

A municipal pension fund suing Goldman Sachs over a multibillion-dollar scandal in Malaysia has called executives’ assertions that they cannot be held liable for rogue employees “widely ridiculed and not credible”.

DOJ official plays down concerns of CFTC foreign bribery push

“I don’t think that this is a sea-change,” the Justice Department’s FCPA unit chief says.

Ex-Hong Kong minister sentenced to three years in “unusual” white-collar case

At the sentencing of former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho, the defence said his pretrial detainment shone “a light on his true character”. The argument appeared to work.

Julius Baer resolves $547 million tax-evasion DPA

Private bank Julius Baer has announced that it has successfully resolved its deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice.