Wal-Mart Taps Compliance Pro Amid Mexico Bribery Probe

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart has snagged a Sidley Austin LLP litigation expert as its compliance chief and will merge its compliance, investigations and legal operations under its general counsel, the retailer said Monday amid a probe into allegations that it bribed foreign officials to aid its expansion in Mexico.

In an internal memo sent to employees, Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke said the move would take effect in December, and that Sidley Austin litigation partner Jay Jorgensen in Washington, D.C., would join the company as senior vice president and in...
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