UPDATED: Friday, Jan. 23
Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to his head and a 22 caliber pistol by his side along with a single shell casing.
The new chair and vice chair have replaced Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and acting Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates.
The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said.
The Attorney General nominee will come before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 28 and 29, Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) announced.
A phrase that limited protections to individuals engaged in “ordinary newsgathering activities” is being changed to simply say “newsgathering activities,” narrowing prosecutors’ room to maneuver.
Horn succeeds Sally Quillian Yates, who was nominated this month to be Deputy Attorney General, the Justice Department’s No. 2 official.
Calling the actions by top department brass a “harmful procedural error,” the Jan. 2 decision sustained a 2013 ruling from an administrative judge that overturned the suspensions of Alaska Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Bottini and James Goeke.
The firm’s new global investigations and white collar defense practice will focus on banks and financial services companies facing government scrutiny and litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
Over the past year, Paul Hastings has beefed up its government investigations practice with an array of high-profile hires.
In 2008, according to the report, the F.B.I. assumed the power to review email accounts the N.S.A. wanted to collect through the “Prism” system, which collects emails of foreigners from providers like Yahoo and Google.
The Deputy Chief oversaw trial practice for the units litigating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, securities fraud and healthcare fraud.
England’s Serious Fraud Office appeared increasingly desperate in December 2013 exchanges with the Akin Gump lawyer, whose testimony they needed to avoid an embarrassing dismissal of a major bribery prosecution.
Weissmann worked alongside Criminal Division chief Leslie Caldwell on the last decade’s most notorious corporate crime prosecutions. He was most recently in government as the FBI general counsel.
The department’s No. 2 official was the “James Brown” of the DOJ, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch said, riffing off the late funk legend’s nickname as the “hardest working man in show business.”
Joe Warin of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP says trends are making it ever more difficult for companies to see value in self-disclosure of violations.
If both Loretta Lynch and Yates are confirmed, it could mean new influence for the U.S. Attorney community at Main Justice.
The cyber and privacy law expert will serve as a partner in the firm’s soon-to-open Seattle office.
Three Justice Department veterans will restart the confirmation process under a new Republican-led Senate.
While the effort previously drew little national attention, the Obama administration since 2009 has been aggressively investigating law enforcement agencies for civil rights violations under authority of a 1994 law.
The Baltimore tax lawyer will effectively be the leader of the division absent any presidential action to fill the Assistant Attorney General job on a permanent basis.