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US Department of Justice secondee

9 December, 2016 | News Releases

The Criminal Division of the US DoJ is to second a lawyer to the UK for two years to work at the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office, to further cooperation between the jurisdictions and share best practice. The secondee will spend one year at the FCA, one at the SFO, and one in Washington with the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division, investigating and prosecuting transnational economic crimes and training colleagues in the light of their experience in the UK.

US Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell announced a recruitment exercise to appoint the secondee today via a post on the DoJ blog. She said: “To address crime on a global scale, we are forging deep coalitions with our international enforcement and regulatory counterparts, and our relationship with the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is vitally important in these efforts…

“We can only face today’s global challenges with increased cooperation and a better understanding of our respective legal systems. This new posting represents one step toward achieving those goals.”

David Green, Director of the SFO, added: “This is a concrete demonstration of the close and valued relationship we have built with our American colleagues, which has been so evident in our casework.”