Paul Weiss persuades federal anti-fraud star to switch sides

04/21/2010 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is to bring on board Mark Mendelsohn, deputy chief of the Department of Justice's fraud section, to head a new corporate-defense group. Mendelsohn, who oversees the Justice Department's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement program, will create a team to defend corporations against FCPA actions, which are brought against companies accused of obtaining overseas business through bribery.

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