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Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Keynotes Assoc Of Certified Fraud Examiner's 25th
Forbes
June 17, 2014

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners kicked off its 25th Annual conference this year in San Antonio, TX. The association, founded by former FBI agent and renowned crime fighter Dr. Joseph T. Wells, boasts over 70,000 members and nearly 3,000 of them were in San Antonio to hear former FBI ... [read more...]



Freeh: Intellectual Property Infringements Costing Companies Billions
Houston Chronicle
June 16, 2014

Companies, especially financial institutions, soon may be required to beef up their internal protections against intellectual property theft, former FBI Director Louis Freeh said in San Antonio on Monday.

"Corporate governance groups have enormous concerns over their companies not understanding the protection of intellectual property. It's a critical part of ... [read more...]



BP Ruling is Latest Development Since Freeh’s Appointment as Special Master

April 30, 2014

Federal Judge Carl J. Barbier of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on Tuesday, April 29 that a $357,000 payment in a damage claim arising from the 2010 BP oil spill must be repaid because the claim was fraudulent.

In July 2013, former federal judge ... [read more...]



How a Gulf Settlement That BP Once Hailed Became Its Target
New York Times
April 26, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Four years ago the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 men, spewing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and staining, seemingly indelibly, the image of BP, the international energy giant responsible for the well.

Its reputation in free fall, ... [read more...]



Louis Freeh: Tempered Ambition
Fraud Magazine
March 1, 2014

LOUIS FREEH has balanced raising six children with a tenacious ambition that led him to be an FBI special agent, an investigator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, a district court judge, the director of the FBI and now the chair of Freeh Group ... [read more...]



Report of Special Master Louis J. Freeh to the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Sept. 6, 2013

September 6, 2013 - Report of Special Master Louis J. Freeh to the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana

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Southern District Celebrates Its Long-time Security Chief
New York Law Journal
July 26, 2013

About 300 well wishers gathered to honor retiring U.S. Marshal for the Southern District, Joseph Guccione, second from left, Thursday at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. courthouse. Among the speakers at the celebration were, left to right: Southern District Judge Loretta Preska, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Southern ... [read more...]



United States Marshal Joseph R. Guccione to Join FGIS
Press Release
July 25, 2013

New York, NY - July 25, 2013 - Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Joseph R. Guccione, the former United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York, will join the firm as a Managing Director in the firm’s New York office.

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Judge taps ex-FBI director Louis Freeh to probe alleged misconduct by BP spill claims lawyer
Associated Press
July 2, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was appointed Tuesday to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement fund.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order naming Freeh, who now runs a consulting firm, a “special master” for the investigation. In another high-profile ... [read more...]



Louis Freeh on law, Pittsburgh and more
Pittsburgh Business Times
June 19, 2013

Louis Freeh is here, there and everywhere — coming up with the liquidation plan for brokerage MF Global Holdings’ bankruptcy two weeks ago, heading to Ireland next month for Mercyhurst University’s Global Intelligence Forum.

Wednesday, “here” was Pittsburgh for the former FBI director who oversaw Penn State’s internal investigation into ... [read more...]



United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill Joins FGIS
Press Release
April 4, 2013

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CONTACT:
Patti Bescript
302.824.7144
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United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill Joins Freeh Group International Solutions
Expands Firm by Opening New Miami Office

New York, NY - April 4, 2013 – Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS) has hired Robert E. O’Neill, the United ... [read more...]



Bobby O'Neill: A fresh breeze in rarefied air
Tampa Bay Times
April 4, 2013

Tampa's top federal prosecutor is a regular, affable sort of guy who, between big cases, might tell you a story in that gravelly Bronx voice of his that makes you laugh very hard.

This detail about U.S. Attorney Bobby O'Neill may not seem especially remarkable – unless you have spent ... [read more...]



U.S. Attorney O’Neill resigning to work with Freeh Group
The Tampa Tribune
April 4, 2013

TAMPA - Robert O’Neill, one of the top federal law officials in Florida, is resigning this summer to work for a firm founded by a former FBI director.

O’Neill will become a managing director in Miami for Freeh Group International Solutions. O’Neill said he plans to spend at least part ... [read more...]



Statement of Louis J. Freeh in response to Paterno Family Report
Press Release
Feb. 10, 2013

I respect the right of the Paterno family to hire private lawyers and former government officials1 to conduct public media campaigns in an effort to shape the legacy of Joe Paterno.

However, the self-serving report the Paterno family has issued today does not change the facts established in the Freeh ... [read more...]



Louis Freeh Named Chair of Pepper Hamilton
Press Release
Feb. 5, 2013

Succeeds Nina Gussack, as She Concludes Six-Year Tenure as One of Few Female Firm Chairs in the Legal Industry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
William L. McCusker
Chief Marketing Officer
Pepper Hamilton LLP
215.981.4227 (Direct)
mccuskerw@pepperlaw.com

New York (February 5, 2013) – Pepper Hamilton LLP has named Louis J. Freeh ... [read more...]



Law firm mergers kept up pace in 2012
Philadelphia Inquirer
Jan. 8, 2013

Law firm mergers in the Philadelphia region and around the nation continued at a robust pace in 2012, as firms sought to offset tepid business development by acquiring existing practices and clients.

A survey released Monday by Altman Weil, the Newtown Square-based legal-consulting firm, said there were 60 mergers involving ... [read more...]



Freeh Group and Pepper Hamilton Consolidate Deep Bench of Experience With Education Counseling, Litigation and Investigative Services Team
Contact:
Dec. 13, 2012

William L. McCusker
Chief Marketing Officer
Pepper Hamilton LLP
215.981.4227
mccuskerw@pepperlaw.com
Omar Y. McNeill, Esq.
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP
302.824.7331
mcneillo@pepperlaw.com

Philadelphia, PA — December 13, 2012 ... [read more...]



Freeh Group Joins Pepper Hamilton

Aug. 28, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
William L. McCusker
Chief Marketing Officer
Pepper Hamilton LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799
215.981.4227 (Direct)
mccuskerw@pepperlaw.com

Pepper Hamilton and The Freeh Group Join Forces

Combined Firm Offers Capabilities and Reach Unlike Any Other

New York, NY. – ... [read more...]



Freeh Report on Penn State University

July 12, 2012

The independent report by Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child sexual abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky, will be available at 9am today. Mr. Freeh’s statement ... [read more...]



From FBI to MF Global: Louis Freeh finds role in bankruptcy fray
The Star-Ledger
Feb. 19, 2012

Jon Corzine, the former governor of New Jersey, was chairman and CEO of MF Global Holdings when the firm collapsed on following a disastrous bet its futures brokerage placed on troubled European sovereign debt.

As director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Louis Freeh chased down allegations about then-President Bill ... [read more...]



A Freeh Hand on Governance
Michael W. Peregrine
Feb. 13, 2012

Judge Louis Freeh is uniquely positioned to influence the practical application of corporate-governance principles — and he is strongly encouraged to do so.

The estimable former FBI director is playing a leading role in the resolution of two of the most prominent organizational dramas of the year — directing the ... [read more...]



Louis Freeh, Ex-FBI Chief, Taps Old Skills in New Job
Wall Street Journal
Feb. 12, 2012

Louis Freeh is a big name who likes to keep his business small.

After eight years as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr. Freeh now runs his own investigative firm and law practice, Freeh Group International Solutions LLC.

Louis Freeh is investigating Penn State's handling of child-sex charges.

... [read more...]



Freeh Appointed Trustee in MF Bankruptcy
Bloomberg News
Nov. 26, 2011

Louis J. Freeh, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was appointed Chapter 11 trustee in the MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MF) bankruptcy after the company and creditors said one person should take charge of recovering assets.

Such a trustee would coordinate globally with regulators and advocate for a prompt ... [read more...]



Ex-FBI Chief Named Trustee In MF Global Bankruptcy
Associated Press
Nov. 25, 2011

Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has been tapped to be the trustee for MF Global's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

The U.S. Trustee for the New York region requested court approval for the appointment, according to documents filed Friday.

MF Global and a committee of its creditors asked the court ... [read more...]



Ex-FBI chief named trustee in MF Global bankruptcy
Associated Press
Nov. 25, 2011

New York Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh is being tapped to be the trustee for MF Global's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

The financial firm's federal bankruptcy trustee requested court approval Friday for the appointment.

MF Global and a committee of its creditors asked the court on Monday for permission ... [read more...]



Penn State University Board Special Committee Retains Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh

Nov. 21, 2011

Media Contact for PSU Board Special Committee and all aspects of the investigation:
Jeremy Fielding/Thomas Davies
Kekst and Company
212-521-4800

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD SPECIAL COMMITTEE RETAINS FORMER FBI DIRECTOR LOUIS J. FREEH TO CONDUCT INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF UNIVERSITY ACTIONS REGARDING ABUSE ... [read more...]



SAT Officials Vow More Security After Cheating Arrests on Long Island
New York Times
Oct. 25, 2011

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Stung by the arrest of seven Long Island teenagers accused of cheating on the SAT, the College Board said Tuesday that it was hiring a former F.B.I. director to review its security procedures, and that by the next exams, Nov. 5, it would begin analyzing more test ... [read more...]



SAT officials say former FBI chief to examine security procedures after NY cheating scandal
Washington Post
Oct. 25, 2011

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A security firm run by the former director of the FBI has been retained to review security — and will recommend changes — on standardized testing procedures following an SAT cheating scandal on New York’s Long Island, officials with the nonprofit organizations behind the tests said Tuesday.

... [read more...]



Expenses Felled US Mercedes-Benz Boss - Sources
Wall Street Journal
Oct. 19, 2011

Daimler AG (DAI.XE, DDAIY) dismissed the chief of its U.S. Mercedes-Benz operations earlier this week over the company's allegations that he paid for personal expenditures with company money, according to people familiar with the matter.

The German luxury car maker this week unexpectedly removed Ernst Lieb--a well-regarded, 36-year company veteran ... [read more...]



Mujahedeen Khalq: Tehran's foes, unfairly maligned
Louis J. Freeh
Oct. 14, 2011

As the United States tries to halt Iran's nuclear program and prepares to withdraw troops from Iraq, American voters should ask why the Obama administration has bent to the will of Tehran's mullahs and their Iraqi allies on a key issue: the fate of 3,400 unarmed members of the exiled ... [read more...]



An Agent for Change in Online Gaming
National Journal Daily
Oct. 11, 2011

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is upping the ante in the fight against illegal Internet gambling. He has joined the advisory board of FairPlayUSA, a new coalition of law-enforcement officials, consumer-protection experts, and other groups concerned about the need to regulate Internet gambling.

Although Freeh has held numerous positions over ... [read more...]



Former FBI Director Louis Freeh & Former Governor Tom Ridge Join FairPlayUSA to Tackle Ineffective Laws on Illegal Internet Gambling
FairPlayUSA
Sept. 15, 2011

"Former FBI Director Louis Freeh and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, today, announced they have joined the Advisory Board of FairPlayUSA, a new coalition of law enforcement officials, consumer protection experts and others concerned about the failures in current law to put illegal Internet gambling operators out of business, the ... [read more...]



...the Go-To Guy for High-Profile Corruption Investigations is Louis J. Freeh
FCPA Blog
Aug. 18, 2011

His name hasn't come up yet in the News Corp case. But these days the go-to guy for high-profile corruption investigations is Louis J. Freeh.

He's a former FBI director, federal prosecutor, and U.S. district court judge. Now he's a private citizen, running Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC, "an independent ... [read more...]



Ex-FBI chief submits Bin Hammam bribery report
Arabian Business
July 17, 2011

Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Qatari who ran for the presidency of football’s governing body, refused to cooperate with investigators during a probe into recent bribery allegations, according to a document that has been submitted to FIFA’s ethics committee.

The report, compiled by former FBI chief Louis Freeh, said Bin Hammam ... [read more...]



Jack Warner Says He’d Rather Die Than Meet FIFA Investigator Louis Freeh
Bloomberg News
June 21, 2011

Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president who quit yesterday, said he’d “die first” rather than meet with former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who’s investigating allegations of bribery within the soccer body.

FIFA said Warner’s resignation meant it ended its inquiry into the Trinidadian over claims he and Asian soccer ... [read more...]



FBI’s Freeh, FIFA Bribe Investigators to Visit Bahamas After Miami Snubbed
Bloomberg News
June 10, 2011

A team led by former Federal Bureau of Investigation head Louis Freeh that is looking into allegations of bribery in the presidential election of soccer’s governing body will go to the Bahamas to meet with officials who refused to travel to the U.S.

Meanwhile, the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service ... [read more...]



Watching the Executives
Financial Times
June 6, 2011

Companies caught lying, cheating or bribing are increasingly turning to new a solution to signal they have recovered their moral compass – an integrity tsar. One reason is that hiring a guardian of ethics is an easy way to broadcast to the outside world that the business has renounced its ... [read more...]



FIFA hires ex-FBI boss agency for bribery probe
Boston.com | AP
June 3, 2011

FIFA has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh’s investigations agency to gather evidence following allegations that Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner offered $40,000 bribes to voters during its presidential campaign.

FIFA said Friday that Freeh Group International Europe was "mandated" to help its ethics committee, which will summon the ... [read more...]



Freeh Named Daimler Monitor
FCPA Blog
March 25, 2010

Former FBI director Louis Freeh will act as compliance monitor to German vehicle-maker Daimler AG, which is expected to obtain court approval on April 1st for its settlement with the Justice Department of two FCPA-related charges.

Freeh is nominated to be monitor in the deferred prosecution agreement the government filed ... [read more...]



Ex-FBI chief keeps clients to legal course
News Journal
March 22, 2009
Del.'s Court of Chancery provides the stars to steer by

With his résumé and brand name, former FBI director Louis J. Freeh could have started his legal services business anywhere.

But he chose Wilmington to start Freeh Group International, in part, because Delaware has its own brand as the nation's ... [read more...]