A New Director For The UK's Serious Fraud Office

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT) -- Some time this month — the exact date has not yet been decided — the current director of the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office, Richard Alderman, will step down. He will be replaced by David Green QC, who will hold the post for four years.

What are possible implications of this change for the SFO and those it investigates? Our view is that Green is likely to oversee a subtle shift in emphasis at the SFO, away from settled outcomes and toward more traditional investigation and prosecution...
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