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.
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.
The firm expects to meld its D.C. legal expertise with the needs of L.A.’s media market.
The department has recovered $1.2 million in ill-begotten gains linked to the corrupt regime of former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan.
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.
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.
The Texas-based company has already spent some $10 million on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations into its oil concession in Guinea.
An attempt by the U.S. government to seize more than $726,000 in allegedly ill-gotten gains is likely to be settled.
The Houston-based oil exploration company is facing SEC and DOJ foreign bribery investigations of how it acquired its sole asset in Guinea.
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
Haywood Stirling Gilliam Jr. said the government’s FCPA legal theories are expansive and untested.
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.
The voice vote approval came eight months after the Morgan Lewis partner was nominated.
Houston-based Hyperdynamics had no oil exploration experience when it won a massive off-shore concession in 2006 from then-Guinean dictator Lansana Conté.
Raman is following her former boss at DOJ, Lanny Breuer, to the prestigious white-shoe law firm in Washington, knowledgeable people say.
On the cusp of the Leslie Caldwell era, another key leader in the division appears to be staying put for now.
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.
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.
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.
Heather Tewksbury joins WilmerHale and Jillian Berman heads to Levine Lee.
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.
Matthew Axelrod, who has been with the department for a decade, will join Cohen Milstein in Washington, D.C.
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.
The Texas oil explorer said in an securities filing the costs of complying with the FCPA probe could negatively affect its overall financial condition.
Caldwell has been nominated to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.
Leslie Caldwell’s distance from financial institutions could signal the Justice Department plans to prosecute more cases focusing on the financial crisis.
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.
The Texas oil explorer Hyperdynamics acknowledges a Justice Department investigation of possible bribery in Guinea (two weeks after this was first reported here). UPDATED
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.
Leslie Caldwell is a defense lawyer at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
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.