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US fills major prosecutorial posts

The US Senate has confirmed a new head of the Department of Justice’s national security division and a US attorney for the District of Columbia.

29 October 2021

Biden DOJ introduces first wave of corporate enforcement changes

The DOJ reversed two Trump-era corporate enforcement policies and said it will now take an expansive view of what types of prior misconduct may affect charging decisions against companies.

28 October 2021

DOJ’s new crypto team looks to build ties with private sector

Lawyers say that the Department of Justice’s new cryptocurrency team presents companies with an opportunity to work more collaboratively with government enforcers.

28 October 2021

People News: Biden taps Greenberg lawyer to head New Jersey prosecutor’s office

The White House has announced its nominations for new US attorneys in New Jersey and Chicago, and a cryptocurrency exchange has hired a former Serious Fraud Office investigator as its head of compliance.

28 October 2021

GC: We’re focused on ESG pressures

The general counsel of a Fortune 500 company said ESG issues are “a huge issue” for public companies because of simultaneous pressure from investors and the SEC.

28 October 2021

Rob Zink: Special masters would solve DOJ privilege concerns

The former senior Criminal Division official said special masters, while a clear solution to privilege disputes, aren’t feasible unless Congress produces the necessary funding.

28 October 2021

Rolls-Royce settles Brazilian bribery case

UK engineering company Rolls-Royce has reached a $27.8 million settlement with two Brazilian authorities over allegations it bribed public officials in the country.

27 October 2021

DOJ official: “The top priority really is individuals”

Nicholas McQuaid, a senior Criminal Division official, said that prosecuting individuals allegedly involved in white-collar crime is the top priority.

27 October 2021

DOJ makes gains in Venezuela corruption investigations

A recent flurry of developments in US cases concerning Venezuela open new possibilities for prosecutors in their pursuit of corruption in the country.

27 October 2021

New MDB anti-corruption unit: “We have ample resources”

A senior official at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said the organisation is ready to ramp up resources to investigate fraud and corruption should complaints increase.

27 October 2021

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