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By Rahul Rose | September 25, 2015

Revealed: the GIR 30, plus winners of the GIR Lifetime Achievement Award; Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year; Boutique or Regional Firm of the Year - and more.

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GIR Awards 2015 – the winners

Lawyers and prosecutors from around the world gathered in New York’s Conrad Hotel on 24 September with journalists from Global Investigations Review and GIR Just-Anti-Corruption to celebrate the great and good of the international investigations bar.

GIR Live New York: Yates memo harmonizes approach to prosecutions, Caldwell says

The Justice Department’s Criminal Division chief discussed the Yates memo on prosecuting individuals in corporate investigations. She spoke at the Global Investigations Review conference in New York today.

Exclusive: DOJ Compliance Counsel’s Identity Revealed

GIR and GIR Just-Anti-Corruption can reveal the name of the DoJ’s new compliance counsel, who will advise the agency on whether companies should receive credit for the quality of their compliance programme in an enforcement action.

Sigelman Sentenced to 3 Years Probation in Foreign Bribery Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas, remaining hostile to the government to the end, gave no prison time to the former PetroTiger Ltd. co-CEO.

Criminal Division Will Do More to Explain Charging Decisions, Caldwell Says

While containing many familiar themes, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell’s remarks on Friday also marked one of the most focused attempts since publication of 2012’s A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to address complaints from the business community that charging decisions are too opaque.

Judge Tosses Conservative Provocateur James O’Keefe’s Libel Claim Against Main Justice

Main Justice accurately reported the outcome of the videographer-activist’s 2010 prosecution in Louisiana, meaning O’Keefe had no claim, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled.

FCPA Prosecuting Experience, Once a Stop in a Public Service Career, Is Now Springboard to the Private Sector

Criminal Division Fraud Section organizational charts analyzed by Just Anti-Corruption from 2005 to the present show starkly divergent career paths for former FCPA unit prosecutors before and after Mark Mendelsohn jumped to Paul Weiss in 2010. While not a surprise, what’s striking is how completely the numbers have flipped.

Laura Billings joins DOJ’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section

Before becoming a member of Miller & Chevalier in 2010, Billings spent nine years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where she gained top-level experience in sanctions and Bank Secrecy Act investigations.

Scrutiny for Milwaukee U.S. Attorney

James Santelle is under DOJ investigation for possible spending and political violations.

Silence from Sally Yates

DAG nominee won’t give personal opinion on immigration action.

Patrick Stokes Talks FCPA Enforcment at ABA White Collar Crime Conference in New Orleans

Stokes, a Deputy Chief inside the Justice Department Criminal Division Fraud Section, gave his insights into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement and revealed more details of the FBI’s new anti-corruption squad.

Holder’s Parting Shot

Outgoing AG wants lower standard for civil-rights offenses

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President Barack Obama speaks at outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's portrait unveiling ceremony.

Attorney General Eric Holder called for a lower bar to federal civil rights prosecutions in an exit interview with Politico's Mike Allen.

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