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Abacus

Frustrated by the lack of serious research into the pay and conditions of the Latin American in-house legal market? Take part in our survey to help remedy that.

Walmart makes Karen Roberts GC

Karen Roberts

Walmart has promoted Karen Roberts to take over as general counsel as part of a shake-up of the US-based retail company’s legal and compliance teams.

SEC names new general counsel

Geoffrey Aronow

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has hired Bingham McCutchen LLP partner Geoffrey Aronow to be the agency’s new general counsel.

New GC joins MetLife

MetLife HQ, New York City

US-based insurer MetLife has hired a new general counsel amid signs the company plans to expand in Latin America.

Welcome new LACCA members

LACCA welcomes new members from companies including JP Morgan, Oi and Cosan.

Southwest Airlines appoints new GC

Southwest Airlines plane lands in Las Vegas, Nevada

Southwest Airlines general counsel Madeleine Johnson will retire early next year to be replaced by colleague Mark Sure.

‘Moderate optimism’ for corruption in Brazil

The Transparency International map

Brazil’s public sector is seen as one of the least corrupt in Latin America, according to Transparency International’s new 2012 Corruption Index – amid some signs of improvement across the region.

Good behaviour wins early release for Pride

US prosecutors have ended a deferred prosecution agreement against oil services company Pride International a year early – in part due to the company’s improved compliance programme.

Latin American GCs 'reluctant to give business advice'

General counsel in Latin America are often reluctant to provide commercial advice to senior company executives despite having good access to the C-suite, new global research has found.

Welcome new LACCA members

This week, we welcome members from companies including Shell, Claro and Grupo Libra.

Extra credit for compliance, say DOJ and SEC

Logos

US regulators investigating breaches of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act will give companies credit for having solid compliance programmes when deciding whether to prosecute or what punishment to impose.

GC swap at Univision

Spanish-language television network Univision has hired Jonathan Schwartz, former general counsel at JP Morgan, to be its top lawyer.

Itaú GC and JP Morgan banker to join M&A Conference

Claudia Politanski, executive director at Itaú Unibanco, and Cory Rapkin, the JP Morgan banker who worked on United Health / Amil, are now confirmed speakers at Tuesday’s M&A Conference in São Paulo. CLE credits are now also available.

Latin Lawyer 250: your chance to take part

All LACCA members are invited to recommend lawyers or law firms they work with, as part of the research for the next edition of the Latin Lawyer 250. All who do take part will receive a free copy of the book.

LACCA news: Brazil’s anti-corruption law and firms representing the Top 100 Companies

The latest content from the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association includes an exclusive interview with the agency which will enforce Brazil’s new corruption law and the full set of data revealing which firms represent Latin America’s top 100 companies.

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