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Jenner & Block poaches third lawyer from K&L Gates

Jenner & Block poaches third lawyer from K&L Gates

January 10, 2019, GIR

Robert Dalling has joined Jenner & Block as a special counsel in the firm’s global investigations, compliance and defence practice in London.

Bogucki fights against DOJ evidence ahead of HP fraud trial

Bogucki fights against DOJ evidence ahead of HP fraud trial

January 09, 2019, GIR

The former head of Barclays’ New York foreign exchange trading operation has asked a US court to preclude the government from telling a jury about the declination the bank obtained from the DOJ in February 2018.

New York Governor taps chief of staff to head DFS

New York Governor taps chief of staff to head DFS

January 09, 2019, GIR

Lawyers who've previously worked with Linda Casewell say she's a good fit for the role.

FCPA Docket: “The mega cases are beginning to subside”

FCPA Docket: “The mega cases are beginning to subside”

January 09, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a businessman charged with participating in a Venezuelan bribery scheme has been placed on a US sanctions list, while a prominent lawyer says that widespread corporate misconduct could be a thing of the past.

Tweaks to Yates memo will make investigations more efficient, lawyers say

Tweaks to Yates memo will make investigations more efficient, lawyers say

January 08, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Former DOJ senior officials who worked on the Yates memo say recent modifications to the policy will mean little for criminal cases but will bring more meaningful changes to civil investigations.

Fraud section sees hike in individual prosecutions

Fraud section sees hike in individual prosecutions

January 08, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice’s criminal division fraud section saw a spike in the number of individuals charged and convicted during 2018.

US charges Russian lawyer with obstruction of justice

US charges Russian lawyer with obstruction of justice

January 08, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ has charged Natalia Veselnitskaya with obstruction of justice while defending Prevezon Holdings in a Russian money laundering case.

Cohen & Gresser takes on another high-profile lawyer

Cohen & Gresser takes on another high-profile lawyer

January 08, 2019, GIR

US firm Cohen & Gresser has hired Miriam González Durántez, the former co-chair of Dechert’s global trade and sanctions practice, as a partner in its London and Washington, DC office.

Ex-KMPG execs seek to exclude SEC chief accountant testimony in US fraud case

Ex-KMPG execs seek to exclude SEC chief accountant testimony in US fraud case

January 08, 2019, GIR

The former KPMG partners who are due to face trial in February have also filed a motion asking the Manhattan federal court to exclude “prejudicial” evidence about their personal wealth.

Former FCPA unit prosecutor makes partner at MoFo

Former FCPA unit prosecutor makes partner at MoFo

January 07, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Amanda Aikman, who recently served on a team that successfully defended a former Och-Ziff executive against a civil foreign bribery case, has been promoted to partner at Morrison & Foerster.