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.

How to control the costs of investigations

Leading practitioners and senior in-house counsel discuss how best to prevent the costs of investigations from spiralling out of control, whether different fee arrangements can help and the pitfalls of using artificial intelligence

GIR launches In-house section

GIR’s new In-house section focuses on the news and issues that keep in-house counsel late in the office, from controlling the cost of investigations to the increased focus of enforcement agencies on the responsibilities of corporate lawyers.

Former criminal division deputy goes in-house at investment management firm

Sung-Hee Suh, a former deputy of the DOJ’s criminal division, is moving to California to work for an investment management company's compliance team.

Krieg leaves Shepherd and Wedderburn for Fieldfisher

Rolls-Royce’s former chief compliance officer has moved to Fieldfisher to focus on data privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Compliance industry at risk of ‘big chill’, warns Goldman Sachs exec

A Goldman Sachs compliance executive says US enforcement authorities have failed to allay fears that they are targeting compliance officers in the financial sector.

Keppel Offshore settles Petrobras bribery allegations, attorney pleads guilty

A Singapore-based oil rig builder agreed in December to pay US$422 million to authorities in three countries to resolve allegations of bribing Brazilian government officials.

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