Freshfields partner moves in-house

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Matthew Friedrich, a former head of the DoJ’s Criminal Division, has left the firm’s Washington, DC office to join US-headquartered energy company Chevron as in-house counsel.

News International investigation lawyers face disciplinary tribunal

An in-house lawyer and external counsel tasked with an internal investigation of phone hacking at News International face disciplinary proceedings with regard to their actions in the probe.

Why separate internal investigators from in-house lawyers?

As Barclays is set to create a global financial crime unit reporting to its legal department, GIR takes a look at why companies increasingly keep compliance and investigations teams separate from traditional in-house legal departments.

SEC Unlikely To Require In-House Reporting Under Whistleblower Law

The agency isn't likely to give in to corporate lobbying on this key point in the proposed whistleblower rules - it's seen too many ineffective corporate compliance programs, current and former SEC lawyers told us.

GE in-house counsel attacks DG Comp’s indifference to compliance

General Electric’s senior competition counsel in Europe has said the European Commission’s failure to differentiate between companies that take compliance seriously and those that “couldn’t care less” is a “fundamental problem of the EU system”.

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