Law Firms > Covington & Burling LLP
by Dylan Tokar | May 12th, 2015

The international law firm on Monday announced the appointment of attorneys Mary Pat Brown and Steve Olson as co-chairs of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations Group.

by Dylan Tokar | April 13th, 2015

In renewing its efforts to repatriate corrupt officials who have fled the country, the Chinese government may be paving the way for increased cooperation with U.S. and other law enforcement authorities abroad.

by Josh Kovensky | March 6th, 2015

The firm expects to meld its D.C. legal expertise with the needs of L.A.’s media market.

by Dylan Tokar | March 4th, 2015

The department has recovered $1.2 million in ill-begotten gains linked to the corrupt regime of former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan.

by Marisa Iati | March 2nd, 2015

President Barack Obama, along with soul legend Aretha Franklin, paid tribute to the third-longest serving Attorney General as Holder’s official portrait was unveiled.

by Dylan Tokar | February 25th, 2015

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.

by Dylan Tokar | February 6th, 2015

The Texas-based company has already spent some $10 million on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations into its oil concession in Guinea.

by Marisa Iati | February 6th, 2015

An attempt by the U.S. government to seize more than $726,000 in allegedly ill-gotten gains is likely to be settled.

by Stephen Dockery | September 17th, 2014

The Houston-based oil exploration company is facing SEC and DOJ foreign bribery investigations of how it acquired its sole asset in Guinea.

by Mary Jacoby | September 2nd, 2014

In an interview with Main Justice, Knox discussed his “difficult” decision to leave the department after 11 years, while defending the lack of a compliance defense for corporations facing prosecution. UPDATED

by Stephen Dockery | August 27th, 2014

Haywood Stirling Gilliam Jr. said the government’s FCPA legal theories are expansive and untested.

by Lisa Brennan | May 23rd, 2014

The conflict underlines lingering doubts on the New York side of the Hudson River about the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s independence and resolve, and threatens further to complicate an already sprawling, politically difficult investigation.

by Mary Jacoby | May 16th, 2014

The voice vote approval came eight months after the Morgan Lewis partner was nominated.

by Stephen Dockery | April 15th, 2014

Houston-based Hyperdynamics had no oil exploration experience when it won a massive off-shore concession in 2006 from then-Guinean dictator Lansana Conté.

by Stephen Dockery | April 2nd, 2014

Raman is following her former boss at DOJ, Lanny Breuer, to the prestigious white-shoe law firm in Washington, knowledgeable people say.

by Jennifer Koons | March 19th, 2014

On the cusp of the Leslie Caldwell era, another key leader in the division appears to be staying put for now.

by Jennifer Koons | March 17th, 2014

The SEC’s Kara Brockmeyer and the DOJ’s Jeff Knox spoke last week to corporate counsel. On the same panel, former DOJ Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer cited a lack of business experience among younger line prosecutors as a reason some anti-bribery cases go “on for too long.” UPDATED with FULL TRANSCRIPT.

by Stephen Dockery | February 7th, 2014

Just Anti-Corruption broke the story in September of the Justice Department foreign bribery probe into the oil explorer’s concession in the Republic of Guinea.

by Mary Jacoby | January 27th, 2014

As Main Justice previously reported, Duross will join Morrison & Foerster LLP in its Washington, D.C., office after talks with Winston & Strawn, WilmerHale and other firms. UPDATED.

by Main Justice staff | January 17th, 2014

Heather Tewksbury joins WilmerHale and Jillian Berman heads to Levine Lee.

by Mary Jacoby and Jennifer Koons | January 14th, 2014

Nominated to succeed former Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who bore the brunt of the blame for the perceived failures, Leslie Caldwell would come to the Criminal Division leadership with a starkly different background.

by Jennifer Koons | December 11th, 2013

Matthew Axelrod, who has been with the department for a decade, will join Cohen Milstein in Washington, D.C.

by Jeffrey Benzing | November 20th, 2013

In one of several roles the former Criminal Division chief donned at the moot trial, Breuer argued the defense perspective that a manager of a company 51 percent owned by a government should not automatically be considered a foreign official.

by Stephen Dockery | November 12th, 2013

The Texas oil explorer said in an securities filing the costs of complying with the FCPA probe could negatively affect its overall financial condition.

by Main Justice staff | November 11th, 2013

Caldwell has been nominated to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.

by Stephen Dockery | October 30th, 2013

Leslie Caldwell’s distance from financial institutions could signal the Justice Department plans to prosecute more cases focusing on the financial crisis.

by Douglas Gillison | October 3rd, 2013

The Texas oil explorer retains former Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer to handle an investigation into its dealings in Guinea and relationship with charitable organizations.

by Douglas Gillison | October 1st, 2013

The Texas oil explorer Hyperdynamics acknowledges a Justice Department investigation of possible bribery in Guinea (two weeks after this was first reported here). UPDATED

by Katy O'Donnell | September 23rd, 2013

Lowell Bergman of PBS’ “Frontline” and David Barstow of The New York Times mixed it up with Lynn Neils of Covington & Burling LLP and John Dowd of Akin Gump at an American Bar Association panel in Washington.

by Jennifer Koons | September 17th, 2013

Leslie Caldwell is a defense lawyer at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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

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