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What We Can Expect From the SFO's Next Director

Published in The Lawyer
Article | May 14, 2018

This article explores the background of Lisa Osofsky, the American that is rumored to become the next director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). While Osofsky is not a practicing barrister, her corporate background and experience at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) make her an interesting candidate. The article notes that she will join at a time where interest in Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) is growing, thanks to the efforts of another American woman who paved the way. Jessica de Grazia, a former prosecutor from District Attorney of New York's office, was hired by the UK Attorney General to identify the chronic weaknesses of the failing SFO. She championed the use of DPAs as an efficiency tool but received little recognition for the innovation by the outgoing director.

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