In-house

Highlights

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.

Clifford Chance nabs ex-Katten Muchin lawyers and BAE in-house counsel

Three white-collar defence lawyers, including the former deputy general counsel of the US Department of Commerce, have moved to Clifford Chance in Washington, DC.

Views from in-house: how to investigate and prevent bribery

Companies need clear procedures for internal investigations so in-house counsels can protect employees from unnecessary exposure to litigation, according to the general counsel of American International Group Peter Solmssen.

Juniper Networks compliance chief: I hope DOJ "preserves in-house perspective"

Adding compliance expert Hui Chen to the fraud section has brought about "profound positive change," the chief compliance officer for Juniper Networks has said.

Claudius Sokenu moves in-house

Claudius Sokenu has left Shearman & Sterling to join oil and gas company Tesoro to work under Kim Rucker, an old client of his at Avon Products and Kraft Foods.

Bio-Rad launches new attack on former general counsel

After losing a wrongful dismissal lawsuit in February, pharmaceutical company Bio-Rad Laboratories has again attacked its ex-general counsel Sanford Wadler, arguing that an investigation into his FCPA allegations proved the former in-house lawyer’s "incompetence".

Bank of America counsel moves to McGuireWoods in Manhattan

McGuireWoods has hired a former Bank of America in-house lawyer as a partner in the firm’s government investigations and white-collar litigation practice group in New York.

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