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.

Karen Seymour moves in-house at Goldman Sachs

Prominent Sullivan & Cromwell partner Karen Seymour is leaving the white-shoe New York firm to join Goldman Sachs Group as co-general counsel and partner.

Siemens compliance officer calls for global self-reporting framework

A global self-reporting framework for international companies would be a “real game-changer” that could bring many cases of foreign bribery to light, Siemens lawyer Klaus Moosmayer told an OECD conference in Paris.

GIR Live: In-house counsel have a target on their back

Lawyers say that the increased focus of UK enforcement agencies on individuals means that in-house counsel and compliance officers are more often in the crosshairs of investigations.

Telia used DOJ guidelines to avoid compliance monitor

The former chief ethics and compliance counsel of Swedish telecoms company Telia has revealed details of the compliance programme that helped the company avoid the imposition of an independent monitor in its recent US$965 million trilateral settlement.

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