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March 28, 2013

By Andre Francisco

DOJ’s Breuer Goes Back Through the Revolving Door



Lanny Breuer The head of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) criminal division is returning to the private sector as a vice chairman of a major law firm, according to an article in DealBook.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Big Businesses Offer Revolving Door Rewards



100 Bill Major corporations are making it financially advantageous for executives to take government jobs, according to a new article by the Project On Government Oversight that reviewed regulatory filings from major Wall Street firms.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 20, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

IRS Threatens to Weaken Whistleblower Program



Whistleblower Protections The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed regulations that would “hamstring” its whistleblower program, according to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), a longtime champion of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 11, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Why Congress Should Be Wary of Mary Jo White



Financial Oversight Is Mary Jo White—President Obama’s nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission—an intrepid enforcer who will hold Wall Street accountable? Or will she look out for the financial industry she used to represent?

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 7, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pick for Top Wall Street Cop Has Defended Bank Execs



Financial Oversight The leading candidate for the job of chief of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) formerly defended JPMorgan and a chief executive of Bank of America, according to a New York Times article.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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