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.
The law firm is linked to a Bank of America lawsuit that was one of Tompkins’s biggest cases.
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The Caplin & Drysdale member would succeed Kathryn Keneally, who left as the Tax Division chief in June to join DLA Piper.
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.
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.
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The Western District of North Carolina’s top federal prosecutor will leave in March.
The Burlington, Vt., lawyer is a principal at Sheehey, Furlong & Behm.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“Oh, she’s going down,” the Kentucky Republican said.
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.
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.
For the first time, the Justice Department deferred requirement of an independent monitor in light of a preexisting agreement with the World Bank.
Eileen Maura Decker and John W. Huber would fill spots left vacant in 2014.
The new investigation of the Swiss bank comes six years after it resolved another tax-evasion case with the Department of Justice.
The Hewlett Packard prosecutor is believed to be the only former FCPA unit attorney to go into private practice in Chicago.
Clifford C. Histed is joining the firm’s Chicago office, where he will focus on securities and derivatives and commodity futures litigation.
By “setting back the clock” to before sequestration began in winter 2011, the proposed budget will also contain new funding for foreign evidence assistance.
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.
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.
He is already serving in the Justice Department’s No. 3 position in an acting capacity.
The department’s Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington is examining the issue, a Justice Department spokesman confirmed.
The new chair and vice chair have replaced Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and acting Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates.
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.
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.