In-house

Highlights

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.

Manufactured evidence led to Bio-Rad’s undoing, whistleblower's lawyers say

How an in-house lawyer fired for raising foreign bribery concerns took on his former employer, and won.

Inside In-House

In-house legal and compliance professionals are often the unsung heroes of an organisation, steering companies through complex legal and public relations hurdles. Here, GIR highlights the in-house lawyers and other specialists who work tirelessly in the background helping companies manage crises that arise when allegations of misconduct break the surface.

Former Pfizer in-house lawyer joins DLA Piper

Louis Ramos, a former assistant US attorney and in-house lawyer at Pfizer, has joined DLA Piper in Washington, DC.

Jeremy Levin departs Baker Botts for in-house

Jeremy Levin, who worked until recently as a partner at Baker Botts in Washington, DC, has left the firm for a position at a major UK defence contractor.

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