A former federal prosecutor and Pfizer Inc. attorney has been tapped to serve as the chief law enforcement officer for Union County, N.J., the state's attorney general announced Thursday.
Disgraced former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin on Monday launched an appeal challenging her February conviction on charges that she ordered her state-funded staff to work on two political campaigns as she sought a seat on the state’s highest court.
Jones Day has bolstered its government regulation practice by hiring a former Dickstein Shapiro LLP partner who also has experience as a trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice, it said Monday.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added muscle to its white collar and privacy and data security practices by adding a former deputy assistant attorney general of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, it said Monday.
A former in-house counsel for Exelon Corp. has jumped from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP to the Chicago office of Jones Day, taking an expertise in government probes and False Claims Act matters, Jones Day said Wednesday.
Baker & McKenzie LLP has beefed up its litigation practice by adding a former Sidley Austin LLP partner with expertise in complex commercial, antitrust, class action and white collar matters, it said Wednesday.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has expanded its New York City office with the addition of seven attorneys from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and attorneys from Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP, bolstering the firm's employment, white collar and transactions practice areas, it said Monday.
A Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP partner and former U.S. prosecutor has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a judgeship in the Southern District of New York, the White House announced Monday.
A former federal prosecutor and Baker & McKenzie LLP attorney has joined Ballard Spahr LLP as partner, bringing his expertise in white collar defense and intellectual property litigation to the firm's San Diego office, Ballard Spahr announced Monday.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has appointed white collar and employment law partner Mary Beth Hogan to replace Mary Jo White as co-chairwoman of the firm’s litigation department, after White was sworn in as chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the firm said Monday.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added the former joint head of Bribery and Corruption in the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office to its London office in a bid to raise the firm's profile in cross-border Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, the firm said Monday.
Venable LLP on Thursday said it has hired Michael J. Rivera, the former chief investigative counsel for the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, to join the firm’s U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and white collar defense group as a partner in Venable’s D.C. office.
Mayer Brown has brought a former high-ranking New Jersey federal prosecutor into its New York City litigation and white collar defense practice as a partner, the 1,500-lawyer firm said on Wednesday.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP recently announced the addition of an attorney with expertise in life sciences, patent, trade secret and white collar law to bolster its trial group in Minneapolis.
Bingham McCutchen LLP has added some muscle to its antitrust and white collar practice groups by bringing on a former Federal Trade Commission adviser and a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor, it said Thursday.
A former U.S. attorney and five other lawyers steeped in government experience have left Husch Blackwell LLP to join the Kansas City, Mo., office of Dentons as partners in its white collar and government investigations practice, Dentons announced Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin is stepping down to litigate on behalf of investors and whistleblowers at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, the firm announced Thursday, adding high-profile firepower to its already potent arsenal of experts in fraud involving securities and health care.
Marc Fagel, head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's San Francisco regional office, will step down to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP later this month, significantly bolstering the firm's securities and white collar practices, it announced Wednesday.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has beefed up its global antitrust capabilities by hiring two former top British competition regulators at its London office, the firm announced Wednesday.
The co-chairwoman of DLA Piper's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-corruption and corporate compliance practice group has jumped to Troutman Sanders LLP to serve as a white collar and compliance partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, Troutman Sanders announced Monday.
Morning Mist Holdings Ltd. v. Krys provides guidance to courts that need to determine the location of a foreign debtor’s “center of main interests.” While not outcome-determinative in this case, in other cases, the Second Circuit’s decision may ultimately affect the scope of relief available under the Bankruptcy Code to a foreign debtor, says Alexander Woolverton of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Recent news reports on the RusHydro embezzlement, a U.S. Virgin Islands senator's arrest and the Italian mafia infiltration suggest that the not-so-clean side of the clean energy sector may come under greater scrutiny around the world. These reports should serve as a sobering reminder for companies of the risks and consequences of international corruption, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.
Not surprisingly, dark pools are beginning to crop up in litigation settings. More cases are focusing on the misuse of information contained in dark pool trades, as well as dark pools acting as conduits to insider trading. In fact, there appears to be a correlation between the growth of dark pools and the number of criminal insider trading cases brought by government officials, says Adam Werner of Berkeley Economic Consulting.
The U.K. Bribery Act is somewhat complicated. Not surprisingly, therefore, misperceptions have arisen regarding its provisions, especially regarding the requirements, scope and exclusivity of Section 7 corporate liability, says Eli Richardson of Bass Berry & Sims PLC.
The pros of using predictive coding far outweigh the cons. Given the heavy pressure on law firms and in-house counsel to reduce discovery costs, as well as the Justice Department's recent stance on the subject, it appears predictive coding will continue to emerge from the obscure world of legal technology to the mainstream of legal practice, say Michael Moscato and Myles Bartley of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
The extraordinary criminal bribery charges against two registered representatives of a U.S. broker-dealer and a high-level Venezuelan government official highlight that a broker-dealer’s anti-money laundering procedures, as well as oversight of their registered people, should have a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act component if the firm is doing international business, say attorneys with Duane Morris LLP.
When U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald dismissed a consolidated, multidistrict batch of antitrust and racketeering suits in Manhattan earlier this spring, she suggested plaintiffs seeking to recover from banking giants at the heart of the interest rate-fixing scandal might have better luck with securities fraud claims. But those plaintiffs will need to be lucky indeed. Two recent developments show that obstacles are inherent and, perhaps, insurmountable, say attorneys with Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.
The emergence of a cooperating witness begins to complete the puzzle of the scheme to defraud and catapults the investigation to new heights. A recent arrest by the FBI in an ongoing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation appears to follow this same modus operandi, says Douglas Small of Berkeley Research Group LLC.
Now that investigations have been initiated by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the SEC into possible abuses by corporate executives of Rule 10b5-1 trading plans, the private securities bar inevitably will follow suit and file litigation. Nevertheless, these plans continue to be an effective defense against allegations of insider trading, say attorneys with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
A New York federal court recently entered a final judgment against a former Siemens AG executive for his alleged role in a purported $100 million bribery scheme for Siemens to obtain a $1 billion contract from Argentina. Third-party sham contracts continue to be a prevalent theme in the alleged facts contained in corruption enforcement filings and resolutions, say attorneys with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.