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Natwest names Linklaters alum as GC

Linklaters’ former firmwide managing partner Gideon Moore has joined Natwest as its general counsel.

12 January 2022

OCC search continues as Omarova withdraws

Joe Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency, Saule Omarova, has withdrawn after centrist Democrats withheld their support.

08 December 2021

ESMA’s Ross to step up, FCA’s Randell to step down

Charles Randell, chair of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and Payment Systems Regulator, has announced an early departure from both regulators, while the European Securities and Markets Authority has named executive director Verena Ross as its new chair.

18 October 2021

Heads Up: with Damian Carolan at Allen & Overy – Part 2

“There’s an open question of what is the right structural model for regulation and policymaking in the UK.” In the second of GBRR’s two-part interview with Allen & Overy’s UK head of financial regulation Damian Carolan, we discuss distributed ledger technology, Brexit, ESG, and the drivers of regulatory divergence around the world.

13 October 2021

Heads Up: with Damian Carolan at Allen & Overy

“There are not a lot of people who are cut out for this”: In the first of a two-part interview with A&O’s UK head of financial regulation Damian Carolan, he discusses innovation, the importance of a global network, and what he thinks marks out the top-tier regulatory practices from the also-rans.

07 October 2021

CFTC’s Berkovitz reunites with Gensler at SEC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has named its new general counsel – the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s outgoing commissioner Dan Berkovitz.

30 September 2021

HSF hires from Linklaters, MoFo from Reed Smith

Morrison & Foerster has recruited the co-chair of Reed Smith’s global fintech practice as a partner in its New York office, while Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited a Linklaters financial services regulatory specialist in London.

29 September 2021

Jones Day hires from JPMorgan Chase, Reed Smith hires from Jones Day

Jones Day has hired an in-house fintech specialist at JPMorgan Chase for its New York financial markets practice, as Washington, DC partner Lisa Ledbetter departs for Reed Smith.

17 September 2021

Biden moves to fill CFTC vacancies

The Biden administration has tapped the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s acting chair Rostin Behnam to fill the role on a permanent basis, and nominated replacements for two of the Commission’s three vacancies.

15 September 2021

Bank of America names in-houser as GC

Lauren Mogensen, Bank of America’s global compliance and operational risk executive, is set to succeed David Leitch as the bank’s general counsel later this year.

13 September 2021

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