The Indiana LawyerJune 25, 2018Marilyn Odendahl Valpo Law School Halts Admissions For 2018, Explores Options A transfer would be a major shift for Valparaiso Law School. The law school, which opened in 1879, is currently part of a private Lutheran university with about 4,000 students, but joining MTSU would make it part of a state-supported institution that has an enrollment of nearly 20,000. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Valparaiso Law School, which has been searching for a way to remain open, is looking to Tennessee for its future.Valparaiso University has released a statement saying it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to transfer the law school to Middle Tennessee State University’s campus in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Details of any potential transfer, including whether current faculty and students would be a part of the move, are still being discussed.The university noted the talks are preliminary with both institutions still determining whether the move would be in the best interests of the respective stakeholders. Also, the possible transfer would require approval from the governing board of the two universities as well as relevant accrediting and government bodies.In November 2017, Valparaiso Law School announced it was suspending admissions for the fall of 2018 and exploring alternatives to remain open. The private institution in Northwest Indiana had been publicly censured in November 2016 by the American Bar Association for admitting students who did not appear capable of completing law school or passing the bar exam.
Commenting on her appointment, Lisa Osofsky said: The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC MP, has today (4 June) announced that Lisa Osofsky has been appointed as the new Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).Lisa Osofsky brings a wealth of experience to the role, with over 30 years’ experience of focussing on financial crime in both the UK and US. Lisa began her career as a federal prosecutor pursuing white collar crime ranging from benefit, defence contractor and bank fraud to corruption, money laundering and drug conspiracy. In total she has prosecuted over 100 cases on behalf of the US Government.Lisa’s career spans public and private sectors, including 5 years as Deputy General Counsel and Ethics Officer at the FBI, three years as Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Goldman Sachs International and seven years in the Corporate Investigation Division of Control Risks, where she advised on risk and compliance issues. Ms Osofsky will join the SFO from global firm Exiger’s London office, where she has led the firm’s investigative, compliance and assurance activities; these include assessing the money laundering and sanctions programmes of global financial institutions under orders imposed by prosecutors and regulators.Her tenure will begin on 3rd September for a renewable term of 5 years. Lisa Osofsky will take over from Mark Thompson who was appointed as the Interim Director at the end of April. Mark will return to his role as Chief Operating Officer at the SFO.Lisa Osofsky was appointed by the Attorney General after a rigorous and open competition, overseen by a Civil Service Commissioner.Lisa will lead the SFO at an exciting time as the SFO works as part of a collective effort with its partners in the National Economic Crime Centre to tackle economic crime which is a priority for the Government. The SFO is in a strong position having recently secured five convictions for rate rigging offences relating to LIBOR and its first conviction after trial of a corporate entity for offences involving bribery of foreign officials. It has also obtained a number of high profile Deferred Prosecution Agreements, most notably in relation to Rolls Royce.Commenting on the appointment, the Attorney General said: I am delighted to announce that Lisa Osofsky will be the next Director of the SFO. Economic crime, at all levels, is a growing and changing threat and tackling it is a priority for the Government. The SFO will continue to undertake crucial work to investigate and prosecute serious and complex economic crime, as an independent body that works closely and collaboratively with other UK and international authorities to best protect the public. I have no doubt Lisa is the exceptional candidate we were looking for to lead the SFO at such a critical time. It is clear that economic crime is committed across national boundaries and Lisa’s experience of working at an international level will enhance the SFOs capabilities in this area. I am honoured to be the next Director of the Serious Fraud Office. I look forward to building on the SFO’s successful record in the fight against economic crime and leading an emboldened SFO to even greater heights. As set out in the Criminal Justice Act 1987, the Attorney General appoints the DSFO.David Green’s term as DSFO ended on 20 April. This followed a 4 year contract that was extended for 2 years.In April 2018, Mark Thompson was appointed as the Interim Director of the SFO. He will continue in this role until Lisa joins the SFO later this year.Lisa Osofsky Biography:Lisa Kate Osofsky will become the Director of the Serious Fraud Office on 3rd September 2018. In this role, she will be responsible for all investigations and prosecutions for some of the UK’s most serious and complex fraud and bribery. A UK Barrister, US Lawyer and the former Deputy General Counsel and Ethics Officer of the FBI, Ms. Osofsky brings a distinguished career in both the public and private sector to the SFO.Lisa Kate Osofsky serves as EMEA Regional Chair based in Exiger’s London office, where she focuses on financial crime and anti-bribery compliance, as well as the firm’s investigative operations.Ms. Osofsky was previously the regulatory advisor at Control Risks. Before Control Risks she was the Executive Director of the Business Intelligence Group and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Goldman Sachs International, London. There, she advised GSI’s senior management, bankers and compliance officers on legal matters relating to money laundering, fraud and regulatory risk.Preceding her time with Goldman Sachs, Ms. Osofsky was the Deputy General Counsel and Ethics Officer for the FBI. While there she managed white collar crime cases and investigations, focussing on operations, legislation and intelligence matters throughout the organisation.Ms. Osofsky was also a Special Attorney in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice and stationed at the Serious Fraud Office in London. Ms. Osofsky began her career in Chicago as a law clerk to federal judge James B. Moran; she then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting federal crimes ranging from financial, bank, defence and government contract fraud to public corruption and bribery. Before becoming DGC of the FBI, Ms. Osofsky served in DOJ’s Office of International Affairs, where she assisted with extradition and mutual legal assistance matters.Education:Ms. Osofsky received her Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Amherst College, and holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.Pupil, 9-12 Bell Yard, London; qualified to practise as barrister in courts of England and Wales; Member of Middle Temple Inn of Court.Affiliations, Awards and Civic Engagements:Harvard Law School Leadership CouncilRecipient of the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Investigative and Trial WorkBar Memberships:Supreme Court of the United States; American Bar Association (ABA); International Bar Association; Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois; Illinois State Bar; Bar of Northern District of Illinois; Bar of Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Bar of State of Maryland.Dual UK-US Citizen
Hit up GRiZ’s website to check out a full list of upcoming dates and projects.Don’t miss ProbCause performing in a wide range of diverse sets at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23rd – 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Muzzy Bearr, The Russ Liquid Test, KJ Sawka (of Pendulum and Destroid), DJ Premier & The Badder Band, and so many more!For a full list of artists, head to the event’s website. Two-day and single-day GA and VIP tickets are available now. Today, saxophone-wielding DJ/producer GRiZ has shared a brand new track, “Smoke That,” featuring fan-favorite Chicago MC ProbCause and vocalist Jaye Prime. Described by GRiZ as “the ultimate weed smoking song,” the minimalist jazz keys/sax-led beat lays the perfect groundwork for ProbCause’s characteristically clever yet nonchalant flow, and Prime’s silky, understated vocals act as the perfect garnish to set the jam off right.ProbCause Added To Brooklyn Comes Alive LineupAs GRiZ muses in his post sharing the track, “We wrote it on 420 so u know it’s official :), roll up and smoke that.” If you’re looking for a fresh new soundtrack to your next sesh, look no further–with “Smoke That,” GRiZ, ProbCause, and Jaye Prime set the cypher off right.You can listen to “Smoke That” by GRiZ ft. ProbCause & Jaye Prime below via GRiZ’s SoundCloud page:
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam Sports Journalists Association constituted its new committee during the Annual General Meeting which was held in the city today. Subodh Malla Barua retained as the president of the association while Imtiaz Ahmed elected unopposed for the post of secretary. The meeting also decided to reintroduce Annual Sports Award and Inter Media Cricket Championship.New committee of ASJA: President: Subodh Malla Barua. Secretary: Imtiaz Ahmed. Vice President: Raj Kumar Sarma, Mridumaloy Lukhurakon, Jugal Lochan Das, Mrinal Kumar Bora and Bidyut Kalita, Treasurer: Partha Chakraborty. Joint Secretary: Tauhid Ali Talukdar and Dhiren Sarma. Assistant Secretary: Kausav Barua and Mukut Sarma. Executive Members: Samarendra Sarma, Ramesh Prasad, Bhupinder Singh, Pawan Jha Murli, Suman Dutta, Pradip Nath, Hirakjyoti Malakar, Diganta Saharia and Saurav kumar Bora. Advisors: Premadhar Sarma, Pabitra Gogoi, Balendra Mohan Chakraborty, Sushim Ghosh, Umananda Jaiswawl, Saurav Bora (Sr) and Diganta Buragohain. Special invitees: Sukumar Medhi, Prarthana Hazarika, Pranjal Hazarika, Somesh Deka, Dwijendra Lal Das, Rahaman Ali, Ashim Bhawal and Ganesh Dutta. Also Read: Barak Valley Sports Journalists Association to Promote Snooker in SilcharAlso Watch: Sivasagar Boy shines in Superstar Singer, enters top 10 | The Sentinel News | Assam News