An interview with Todd Braunstein

Todd Braunstein is head of global investigations at Willis Towers Watson, a global risk management, broking, and consulting company. He talks to GIR about the move in-house from Big Law, and why most whistleblowers prefer to report internally and not to enforcement.

An interview with Jason Cofield

Former prosecutor Jason Cofield is director of compliance investigations at Fresenius Medical Care North America. He tells GIR about how the German-owned medical supplies company approaches whistleblowing and internal investigations.

In-house counsel on evolving bribery schemes: “Finance knew, procurement knew, sales knew”

GIR Just Anti-Corruption talks to Matthew Frank, a veteran in-house counsel of two recent FCPA cases.

Ex-Panasonic Avionics compliance chief: “I often describe my role as brand protection”

The recently retired chief compliance officer of Panasonic Avionics, which in April resolved foreign bribery charges, talks to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about how he convinces a company’s top brass to invest in compliance.

Odebrecht and Rolls-Royce prosecutor departs for Lockheed Martin

A four-year veteran of the DOJ’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit is departing to work at Lockheed Martin’s corporate headquarters in Bethesda, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Kirkland partner moves in-house to hedge fund

Andrew Genser has left the partnership at Kirkland & Ellis to become general counsel at a US hedge fund.

The future of the investigations firm

Companies are increasingly finding themselves under scrutiny: from government enforcement actions, media probes, whistleblower claims and more. GIR invited six leading specialists to explore how firms should position themselves over the coming years to meet an increased demand for effective and prudent investigations.

“Not every crisis requires 50 associates”, says ex-GC

Casino company Las Vegas Sands’ former general counsel has joined Stroock, citing the firm’s commitment to keeping a lid on investigation costs as a key reason for the move.

JPMorgan “London Whale” lawyer to join Simpson Thacher

Simpson Thacher has hired JPMorgan’s vice chairman, Stephen Cutler, as a partner in its litigation practice in New York.

An interview with Anne Riley

The head of Shell’s global antitrust team, Anne Riley, will step down at the end of February after 35 years as a practising lawyer. She spoke to GIR’s sister publication Global Competition Review about the relentless march of technology and the legacy she will leave behind at Shell.

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