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By Mary Jacoby | February 23, 2015

President Barack Obama's administration has aggressively prosecuted leakers. How will Attorney General Eric Holder resolve a leak investigation that seems to point to the White House itself?

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Clears Senate Judiciary Committee

The next battle is on the Senate floor, where the federal prosecutor from Brooklyn is still expected to have enough GOP backing to be confirmed.

US Attorney Anne Tompkins Heading to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

The law firm is linked to a Bank of America lawsuit that was one of Tompkins’s biggest cases.

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Former Justice Department Official Steve Reich Leaves Akin for Deutsche Bank

The former Associate Deputy Attorney General has been a partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field LLP’s New York office. He joins Deutsche Bank in April.

San Francisco Prosecutor joins Covington & Burling’s White Collar Practice

W. Douglas Sprague has joined the firm’s Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations practice groups after 11 years in the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Northern District of California.

Resolve the Stuxnet Leak Investigation

Opinion: As Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to leave office amid a legacy of aggressive national security leak probes, what will he do about a leak that many suspect may have been authorized by the White House itself?

Charlotte, N.C., U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins to Step Down

The Western District of North Carolina’s top federal prosecutor will leave in March.

Eric Miller Recommended To Be U.S. Attorney for Vermont

The Burlington, Vt., lawyer is a principal at Sheehey, Furlong & Behm.

Holder Tears up as DoJ Celebrates 80 Years in Main Justice Building

The outgoing Attorney General has spent much of his professional life in or around the 1930s-era Art Deco building housing the Department of Justice headquarters in Washington.

South Dakota U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson to Retire

Johnson will join retiring North Dakota U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon in working for Minneapolis-based law firm Robins Kaplan LLP, sources tell the Associated Press.

Former Chicago Assistant U.S. Attorney Joins DLA Piper

Thomas D. Shakeshaft became a partner in DLA Piper’s Chicago office after serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois from January 2004 to January 2015.

Teva Expects Monitor, Other Enforcement Actions to Come of Foreign Bribery Probe

Teva disclosed in 2012 that it had received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission and an “informal request” from the Justice Department for documents relating to the alleged FCPA violations in Russia and Latin America.

Miami Prosecutor Appointed to Head FDA Office of Criminal Investigations

George Karavetsos returns to the Food and Drug Administration after 11 years in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Florida.

International Trade Court Nominee Advances

Veteran Justice Department attorney Jeanne Davidson faced a warning from Sen. Charles Grassley to expect further questioning, even as she sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee on a voice vote.

Sen. Rand Paul to Oppose Loretta Lynch

“Oh, she’s going down,” the Kentucky Republican said.

DOJ, SEC Officials Share Views, Defend Record

At an event in San Francisco on Jan. 28, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said that the Justice Department’s Criminal Division would bring more and larger cases under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; she also said that the division would cut down on its use of deferred prosecution agreements.

Judge Leon, Saying He’s Not a ‘Rubber Stamp,’ Tanks Fokker Settlement

Federal Judge Richard Leon in Washington, D.C., has frequently required companies to report directly to him post-settlement and today joined a growing chorus of judges demanding more authority over the government’s deal-cutting with corporate wrongdoers.

With Alstom Monitor Agreement, DOJ Tries Something New

For the first time, the Justice Department deferred requirement of an independent monitor in light of a preexisting agreement with the World Bank.

Obama Taps New U.S. Attorneys for Central California and Utah

Eileen Maura Decker and John W. Huber would fill spots left vacant in 2014.

Report: UBS Being Investigated – Again – on Suspicion of Helping Americans Evade Taxes

The new investigation of the Swiss bank comes six years after it resolved another tax-evasion case with the Department of Justice.

FCPA Prosecutor Ryan Rohlfsen Departs Justice for Ropes & Gray

The Hewlett Packard prosecutor is believed to be the only former FCPA unit attorney to go into private practice in Chicago.

Chicago Federal Prosecutor Departs for K&L Gates

Clifford C. Histed is joining the firm’s Chicago office, where he will focus on securities and derivatives and commodity futures litigation.

Justice’s $28.7b Budget Request Aims at Cyber, Financial Crimes

By “setting back the clock” to before sequestration began in winter 2011, the proposed budget will also contain new funding for foreign evidence assistance.

Terwilliger Leaves Morgan Lewis for McGuireWoods

George J. Terwilliger III, Robert J. Bittman and Todd R. Steggerda will join McGuireWoods’s white collar practice in Washington, which is opening a new Strategic Risk and Crisis Management group.

BNY Mellon Disclosure Aside, Experts Warn that FCPA Risk Extends Beyond Sovereign Wealth Funds

Bank of New York Mellon’s recent disclosure shows that the SEC’s sovereign wealth fund sweep is still percolating; but experts say that the foreign funds aren’t the only source of risk for private equity and financial firms.

Stuart Delery Nominated to be Associate Attorney General

He is already serving in the Justice Department’s No. 3 position in an acting capacity.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Press for Equal Pay With Counterparts at Justice Department Headquarters

The department’s Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington is examining the issue, a Justice Department spokesman confirmed.

Holder Taps New Heads of Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

The new chair and vice chair have replaced Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and acting Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates.

John Horn Takes Over as Acting Atlanta U.S. Attorney

Horn succeeds Sally Quillian Yates, who was nominated this month to be Deputy Attorney General, the Justice Department’s No. 2 official.

Merit Systems Protections Board Voids Stevens Prosecutors’ Suspensions

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.

DOJ’s Incoming Criminal Fraud Section Chief Worked with Business Lobby for FCPA Reform

Andrew Weissman worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2010 on a campaign to encourage changes to the 1977 foreign anti-bribery law that critics argued would weaken it. Now, he will oversee FCPA enforcement.

Holder’s Parting Shot

Outgoing AG wants lower standard for civil-rights offenses

Loretta Lynch’s Secret Prosecutions

Lynch used ‘John Doe’ defendants 58 times

DOJ to Appeal

Texas ruling blocking immigration executive action.

No More Death Penalty?

Holder Backs Moratorium on Lethal Injections

Holder Touts Sentencing Reform

The outgoing AG spoke of a ‘mindset change’ on Tuesday.

Federal Judge Says No to Obama

A Texas District Judge blocked the president’s immigration action.

Will HSBC Tax Evasion Haunt Loretta Lynch?

The bank’s 2012 settlement looked bad then, but seems preposterous now.

Judiciary Committee Schedules AG Vote

Senators will decide on Loretta Lynch on Feb. 26

Cleveland Cops and DOJ Start Talking

Negotiations begin over a consent decree to reform the Cleveland Police.

More Nepotism at DOJ

Head of department’s INTERPOL branch secured jobs for son and relatives.

Holder Blasts Republicans

I didn’t politicize the DOJ; Bush did.

Panel to Hold Hearing on Bank Fines

Deputy associate attorney general Geoffrey Graber is slated to testify.

Please, Holder, Answer My Questions!

Sen. Wyden gets the “middle finger” on long-ignored information requests, Techdirt says.

Holder’s ‘Lawless Legacy’

Opinion: Exonerating government officials who commit politically-approved crimes.

New U.S. Attorney for South Carolina?

FBI is vetting a replacement for Bill Nettles, newspaper’s sources say.

Rakoff Rejoins DOJ Commission

He had quit the National Commission on Forensic Science on Wednesday.

Public Integrity Chief Jack Smith to….


DOJ Veteran Ray Hulser…

to take over as acting Public Integrity chief, maybe permanently?

RIP, George Philips

The former U.S. Attorney in Jackson, Miss., is recalled as a “great public servant.”

Holder Plugs Leak Legacy

Outgoing AG wins spy conviction without calling reporter to testify

DOJ Spies on Millions of Drivers

Government document describes national database.

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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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