Region: North America

People News: Former White House lawyer returns to private practice

A former counsel in President Joseph Biden’s White House has rejoined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and a retired US district court judge has entered private practice.

22 February 2024

Outgoing BIS chief counsel: AI can amplify military capabilities

Upon joining Akin’s Washington, DC, practice, Opher Shweiki discussed the United States’ efforts to make sure artificial intelligence technology doesn’t end up in the hands of foreign adversaries.

21 February 2024

Venezuelan gets six months in prison for accepting bribes in food contract scheme

A Venezuelan citizen who admitted to accepting bribes on behalf of a state governor in his home country has been ordered to serve six months in prison and pay over $6 million in forfeiture and criminal fines.

21 February 2024

Lynch demands correspondence with US prosecutors from UK fraud agency

The SFO intends to turn over some of the personal data that UK businessman Michael Lynch has sued to obtain, concerning the agency’s cooperation with a US fraud investigation.

19 February 2024

Former Stericycle VP to plead guilty to FCPA charge

The DOJ accuses Mauricio Baez Gomez, a former senior vice president for the waste management company, of conspiring to pay millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. He would be the first known individual to plead guilty in the scheme since the company settled with US authorities in early 2022.

16 February 2024

Ex-Goldman Sachs analyst sentenced to 22 months in prison

A London court has ordered former Goldman Sachs analyst Mohammed Zina to serve nearly two years in prison following his conviction for insider dealing and fraud.

16 February 2024

Ex-DOJ prosecutor to lead CFTC whistleblower office

Former Department of Justice lawyer Brian Young will serve as the new director of the CFTC’s whistleblower office.

16 February 2024

DOJ to “zero in” on AI threats to national security

A department-led task force geared towards blocking illegal exports of sensitive US technology will ratchet up enforcement against those who use artificial intelligence to threaten national security, a top official said.

15 February 2024

Sanctions Docket: Santander denies reports of US breaches

In the latest sanctions round-up, Santander has denied a media report that suggested the lender breached US sanctions against Iran, while French prosecutors have charged Lafarge with sanctions evasion and financing terrorist groups.

15 February 2024

GIR’s FCPA Counsel Tracker – fully updated

Our bespoke datasets and analysis consider the firms and lawyers that have racked up the most experience and break down enforcement trends by resolution type, amount and more.

15 February 2024

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