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Departure of Marshall Miller

On July 28, DOJ announced that Marshall Miller, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff in the Criminal Division, would leave the Justice Department.  Miller has served in the Department for more than a decade, principally in the Eastern District of New York, where he held numerous supervisory positions, including Criminal Chief.  David Bitkower will replace Miller on an acting basis.  Bitkower is also a former Eastern District of New York prosecutor.
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Sally Yates Confirmed as No. 2 at DOJ

On May 13, the Senate voted, 84-12, to confirm Sally Quillian Yates as Deputy Attorney General, the No. 2 spot at DOJ.  Yates was most recently the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, and had been a prosecutor in that office since 1994.  To many observers, the overwhelming bipartisan vote in her favor reflected the Senate’s view that Yates, as a career prosecutor, would be a “law and order” DAG.
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Acting U.S. Attorney: Personnel Change

On April 27, Kelly T. Currie became the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.   Mr. Currie previously served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn and before that was a longtime supervisor and AUSA there.
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FBI Establishes International Corruption Squads

On March 30, the FBI announced that it was establishing three dedicated international corruption squads—based in its New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. offices—to prosecute both individuals paying bribes and foreign officials that accept them.  The squads will consist of agents, analysts, and other professional staff with experience investigating white-collar crimes and will use court-authorized wiretaps, undercover operations, and informants in order to gather and develop evidence.  The newly announced squads will work
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Stuart Delery Selected as Acting Associate Attorney General

On January 22, President Obama announced that Stuart F. Delery, presently the Acting Associate Attorney General, had been nominated to be Associate Attorney General.  The post of associate attorney general is DOJ’s number three position.  Until he was appointed to his present position in September 2014, Delery had for more than two years headed DOJ’s Civil Division, where his portfolio included (among many other matters) DOJ’s enforcement of the False Claims Act and the Financial
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Andrew Weissmann Selected as Chief of Criminal Division’s Fraud Section

On January 9, Leslie R. Caldwell, the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, announced that Andrew Weissmann had been selected as the Chief of the Fraud Section.  Weissmann previously served as the FBI’s general counsel under former Director Robert S. Mueller and has been teaching at NYU School of Law.  Prior to that, Weissmann was a partner at Jenner & Block in New York.  Weissmann also was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern
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Deputy Assistant Attorney General/Criminal Division: Personnel Changes

On September 8, Sung-Hee Suh, a partner at the law firm Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP, was appointed to serve as Deputy Assistant Attorney General.  Previously, she served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, including as Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section.  In her new role, she will oversee the Appellate, Capital Case and Fraud sections.   DOJ Press Release
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Departure of Associate Attorney General Tony West

Associate Attorney General Tony West will be departing the Department of Justice, effective September 15.  West was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Associate Attorney General of the United States on July 25, 2013.  In this role, West advised the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General in formulating and implementing policies and programs related to civil litigation, law enforcement and public safety.  Previously, West worked as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division. 
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Jeffrey H. Knox leaves the Department of Justice

Jeffrey H. Knox, the chief of the Department of Justice’s criminal fraud section, left the government on August 29.  As the head of the fraud section, Knox oversaw the specialized securities, healthcare and financial fraud teams and was responsible for enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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SDNY Securities Fraud Unit Chief Departs

Marc P. Berger, who has served as chief of the SDNY’s securities fraud unit since 2012, will leave the SDNY and return to the private sector.  Berger was involved in numerous insider trading cases during his 12-year tenure at the SDNY, including the prosecution of Raj Rajaratnam and the investigation of SAC Capital Advisors.
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New EDNY Criminal Chief Announced

Jim McGovern will replace Miller as the Criminal Chief in the EDNY, a district which has been increasingly involved in FCPA cases (e.g., Morgan Stanley, Ralph Lauren, and, as reported in the media, at least one “Princeling” investigation). McGovern is an experienced trial lawyer who has served for more than a decade in the Department. His cases include the fraud prosecution against former Bear Stearns executives Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin and the death penalty
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New Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of Criminal Division Named

In April,  Marshall L. Miller was named Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. Previously, Miller served as Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”). As an AUSA, Miller worked on and oversaw a number of prominent terrorism, white collar, and violent crime prosecutions. In Washington, he will oversee a number of high-profile areas, including the FCPA and money
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DOJ Personnel Changes

March saw a number of changes in high-profile positions at the DOJ.  On March 24, David O’Neil assumed the role of Acting Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Criminal Division, replacing Mythili Raman, who departed DOJ.  O’Neil began his DOJ career as an AUSA in the Southern District of New York, and most recently served as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General.  Leslie Caldwell’s nomination to the position is pending in
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