Former interim United States senator and New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa has rejoined the law firm Wolff & Samson PC as a partner in its litigation, corporate internal investigations and white collar criminal defense groups, the firm announced Wednesday.
The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced Monday that it has named Brent Snyder as deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement, replacing Scott D. Hammond, who left the department for private practice in October.
Jones Day said Friday it has beefed up its business and tort litigation practice area by adding a former assistant U.S. attorney who is a product liability and consumer fraud expert to its Cleveland office.
Litigation boutique MoloLamken LLP has snagged an assistant U.S. attorney and clerk for former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist for its Chicago trial and appellate practice, the firm revealed Wednesday.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has lured another former government official to its ranks, announcing Thursday that a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia will be joining the firm's white collar criminal defense and government investigations group in the first quarter of 2014 as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office.
Pryor Cashman LLP has landed a former federal prosecutor who went after the assets of disgraced attorney Marc Dreier and won back stolen artwork for France, bolstering the firm's white collar and art law groups in New York, it announced Thursday.
Jackson Lewis LLP is launching a white collar and government enforcement practice, adding a former assistant U.S. attorney to its ranks as part of its plan to expand from its employment-centered attorney base, the firm said Friday.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has added a former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP partner and white collar specialist to its Washington, D.C., office, the firm said Thursday.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has snagged a former U.S. attorney to beef up its commercial litigation and white collar defense groups in Phoenix, the firm said Wednesday.
The former No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal division and director of the Deepwater Horizon Task Force, has joined Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in New York as a partner in its litigation department, the firm said Wednesday.
McCarter & English LLP has bolstered its business and financial services litigation practice at its Newark, N.J., office with the addition of a COR Clearing LLC attorney who has experience in insurance, securities and the prosecution of white collar crime.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has enlisted a former assistant U.S. attorney as a partner in its white collar defense, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement practice in New York, the firm said Wednesday.
A 25-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and one of the architects of its leniency program will be joining Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he will focus on criminal antitrust and international cartel cases, the firm announced Wednesday.
Former O'Melveny & Myers LLP partner Stevan E. Bunnell has taken the reins as the new general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, bringing a wealth of experience that includes 17 years in the Department of Justice in addition to his time in private practice.
GrayRobinson PA has acquired the Coral Gables, Fla., law firm Hirschhorn & Bieber PA, making a move to establish a criminal and civil white-collar defense practice while also continuing to grow its presence in South Florida, the Orlando-based firm said Wednesday.
DLA Piper has snagged an environmental, energy and white collar partner from Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP who previously was the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s former general counsel, to join its litigation practice group in Houston and Tampa, it was announced Wednesday.
A former managing assistant U.S. attorney who has helmed criminal suits against home health agencies, hospitals, securities traders and others has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder in its white-collar defense department, the firm confirmed Thursday.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP said Thursday that it had expanded its international regulation and compliance team in London by picking up a former BHP Billiton Ltd. attorney who helped manage the mining giant’s global anti-corruption and trade compliance programs.
Jones Day has lured an assistant U.S. attorney specializing in health care fraud to its San Diego office, the firm announced Tuesday, giving clients a seasoned prosecutor well-versed on the Anti-Kickback Statute and criminal false claims.
New York's attorney general on Wednesday promoted one of his prosecutors, former Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP securities litigator Chad Johnson, to lead the state's investor protection bureau amid efforts to recover on mortgage-crisis abuses and stem forms of alleged insider trading.
If it’s the holiday season — a time for charity and good deeds — it must also be the time for nonprofit scandals, mismanaged money and outright fraud. The United Way of America and Progressive Policy Institute cases offer many lessons that boards of charities should take to heart, says Terry Lenzner of Investigative Group International.
Because Latin American countries differ substantially from one another, there is no effective one-size-fits-all approach to anti-corruption compliance in the region. That said, companies doing business in the region should be aware of a number of recurring compliance concerns that may lead to an increased risk of violating the FCPA or other applicable anti-bribery laws, say attorneys with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
In many instances, the very businesses still facing time and budgetary constraints that hamper employee understanding of compliance must now add a new layer of comprehension in 2014. The stage is set for a banner enforcement year for regulatory bodies worldwide, says Veta Richardson, president and CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
A new avenue of recovery has just been opened to Madoff victims. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York recently announced that the Madoff Victim Fund would begin accepting claims. Those who lost money invested with Madoff — indirectly or directly — should be aware of several aspects of the MVF so they can maximize their recovery, say James Masella and Jeremy Weinberg of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Mandated law student pro bono programs have not worked in championing the causes of social justice for those unable to afford counsel. States would be far better off using their resources to insist on a legislative solution to a very troubling and persistent deficiency in the allocation of legal resources, says Fred Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
Remarks from U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials at the 30th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act reaffirmed the heightened risk of prosecutions — and particularly the increased potential for multijurisdictional investigations — at a time when some observers have perceived diminishing support for anti-corruption enforcement, say Taylor Phillips and Eli Richardson of Bass Berry & Sims PLC.
Picture this: A seller of goods is losing tens of millions of dollars per year on a requirements contract containing price caps that the parties have operated under for years. Given the Uniform Commercial Code and relevant case law, it would be natural — and completely logical — to accept the cogent authority establishing that rising costs are generally insufficient to invalidate a contract. I am betting that, in this case, the law will trick you, says Andrew Jarzyna of Ulmer & Berne LLP.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been aggressively applied to issues or disputes that were not even conceived when the statute was enacted. However, as seen in United States v. Kane, there are limits to its application, says Jeffrey Neuburger of Proskauer Rose LLP.
In Lawson v. FMR LLC, the Supreme Court heard arguments on how the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's anti-retaliation provisions should be interpreted without either gutting or expanding them without limit. Assuming the court hands down a decision echoing the Nov. 12 session, the Obama-era “sea change” in favor of whistleblowers remains a gathering force in employment law, says R. Scott Oswald of The Employment Law Group PC.
When researching an expert, look for whether the expert’s opinion and methodology in the case is consistent with the expert’s approach outside of litigation. Inconsistency in an expert’s opinion not only is great fodder for cross-examination, but might also point to a more serious methodological problem that can form the basis for a Daubert challenge, says Matthew Whitley of Beck Redden LLP.