Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Stay Tuned!

And, who is Chris Wray? Apparently, he's been defending white collar criminals and corporations that have violated some federal law or other.
“Mr. Wray chairs the King & Spalding Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group, which represents companies, audit and special committees, and individuals in a variety of white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, parallel civil litigation, and internal corporate investigations,” the firm says.

Wray’s group has been named the “White-Collar Group of the Year” by Law360 and was called “the premier firm in this practice area” by U.S. News & World Report, according to the firm.

He is considered one of the top litigators in white-collar crime and government investigations, according to several publications.

He was assistant attorney general for a time when Comey was deputy attorney general.
President George W. Bush nominated him as assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division in 2003. He received unanimous confirmation from the Senate.

In that role, Wray was involved in a variety of cases, including terrorism and white collar fraud.
He oversaw the Enron Task Force. Interesting that he prosecuted white collar crime for the US DOJ, and now he defends it.
“Chris Wray is one of the nation’s top litigators and understands the prosecution of white collar crime extremely well. We are proud to welcome him back to King & Spalding,” said Walter W. Driver, Jr., King & Spalding’s chairman in a press release at the time. “[...] He has the will and experience to effectively drive the continued growth of our special matters practice, and our clients will benefit greatly from the experience he has gathered while at the Justice Department.”
Wray said in a statement, “”I am thrilled to return to the firm where I began my legal career and to see how King & Spalding has grown in the past eight years. I am excited to lead such a distinguished group of attorneys and look forward to working with them to best serve our clients. That includes handling major corporate investigations and enforcement matters, internal investigations and working proactively to ensure that the proper corporate policies and business practices are adopted early on to ensure not only government compliance — but also business success.”
And defend them when they fail to comply, he didn't say.
Christopher Wray served as the personal attorney to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the “Bridgegate” controversy, an investigation into the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge as political payback against a local politician, according to ABC News. Three of Christie’s top aides were found guilty of federal crimes, but Christie was cleared of criminal charges.
Benefited "from the experience [Wray] gathered while at the Justice Department," no doubt.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.


Emptywheel has more info on Wray's involvement in "helping Chiquita avoid charges for supporting terror."

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