Justice Dept. Compliance Attorney Leaves Government

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By Liz Crampton

The Justice Department’s compliance attorney, Hui Chen, will leave the DOJ ahead of her contract’s end, the department said.

A DOJ spokesman said Chen “has elected to leave the fraud section in order to pursue other ethics and compliance related opportunities,” effective June 23.

Her contract was set to expire in September, and a job posting for her replacement was listed several weeks ago.

Chen worked in the fraud section of the DOJ’s criminal division and was the first person to assume the position when she was hired two years ago to bring a private sector perspective into the Justice Department.

The compliance counsel is intended to help the fraud section’s evaluation of company compliance and remediation efforts when companies are under investigation for violating international bribery laws. The compliance counsel also works to train DOJ attorneys and oversee outside corporate monitors.

“The fraud section is deeply appreciative of Ms. Chen’s efforts,” the spokesman said.

Her departure was reported earlier by Global Investigations Review.

To contact the reporter on this story: Liz Crampton in Washington at lcrampton@bna.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Fawn Johnson at fjohnson@bna.com

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