Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 31

The Compliance Jobs Report coasts into Labor Day with key regulators moving into place at the Justice Department, CFTC, SEC, and Serious Fraud Office. We also have a chief audit executive enjoying more barbecue, job openings at Cognizant, Volvo, and elsewhere; and our Meme of the Week looks at semiannual corporate reporting.

I gather these bits of information from LinkedIn, news alerts, and friends emailing me something to include. If you have a tip to pass along, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. This report depends on people like you helping me, so send some news! Read on…

Compliance Jobs News

First, the Commerce Department has named the person who will serve as special compliance monitor for Chinese telecom firm ZTE Corp. That person is Roscoe Howard, a former U.S. attorney and now partner at law firm Barnes & Thornburg.

Howard wasn’t the first choice of Commerce Department staffers; they had offered the job to Peter Lichtenbaum, a long-time export control lawyer at BAE Systems, the Commerce Department, and elsewhere. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, however, rescinded that offer once Ross discovered Lichtenbaum was a critic of President Trump.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate is likely to confirm Elad Roisman as a Republican member of the Securities and Exchange Commission next week. Roisman’s nomination already cleared the Senate Banking Committee and a vote to avoid any filibuster of his nomination, so he’s at the finish line.

Next question: When will the Trump Administration nominate a replacement to Democratic SEC commissioner Kara Stein? She must leave the agency by the end of this year. Typically the Senate would advance Democratic and Republican nominations in pairs, but we all know how Majority Leader Mitch McConnell likes to drop good practice in favor of a good power grab.

The Senate did approve Dawn Stump and Dan Berkovitz as Republican and Democratic commissioners, respectively, for the Commodities & Futures Trading Commission — so expect more CFTC rulemaking to start up soon. Stump is a former Senate aide and industry lobbyist; Berkovitz was the CFTC general counsel during the Obama Administration and has been hanging his shingle lately at law firm Wilmer Hale.

Also confirmed by the Senate was Joseph “Jody” Hunt, to be assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Division. Hunt has worked for the federal government since 1999, including as chief of staff and senior counselor for Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, most recently, as senior adviser in the Office of Legal Policy.

Matthew Jacques is the new chief accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Jacques most recently worked in the SEC’s regional office in Boston, and earlier in his career was a managing director with management consulting firm AlixPartners.

German pharmaceutical firm Boehringer Ingelheim has promoted Abdallah El Saadi to be director of ethics & compliance for animal health in the United States after three years with the company. He will be based in Atlanta.

Texas Roadhouse, a casual dining chain that’s actually based in Kentucky, has named Curtis Warfield to its board of directors. Warfield is chief audit executive of health insurer Anthem. No word on his board committee assignments.

And a big welcome to Lisa Osofsky, who started her five-year term this week as director of the U.K. Serious Fraud Office. (Osofsky’s hiring was announced earlier this year.) Interim director Mark Thompson will return to his role as chief operating officer for the agency.


Kevin Kelly is celebrating one year as an assistant vice president for complex risk at Morgan Stanley in Boston.

Pauline Everett is celebrating one year as vice president and chief audit executive for real estate investment firm Black Creek Group in Denver.

Vendors & Service Providers

Ankura Consulting Group has completed its $470 million acquisition of Navigant Consulting’s transaction advisory services practice and the disputes, forensics, and legal technology segment. The deal was announced earlier this year.

Ralph Fatigate has left the professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal to become managing director at Treliant Solutions in New York.

Open Req Orders

Cognizant is looking to fill several ethics & compliance roles: project manager for global ethics & compliance, Latin America compliance officer, public sector compliance officer. You can find a list at the firm’s page on LinkedIn.

Volvo is looking for a head of ethics & compliance for its Americas division.

Aimmune Therapeutics is looking for a vice president of corporate compliance. Job is based in Silicon Valley.

Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Aug. 31. Enjoy the Labor Day weekend, and if you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. I’m always happy to give credit to the many hard-working people here in our corner of the business universe.

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