Justice Department Announces New Corporate Enforcement Appointments In National Security Division
On September 11, 2023, the Justice Department’s National Security Division (the “Division”) announced that it had made key appointments to lead the Division’s Corporate Enforcement program. The new appointees include Ian Richardson as the first Chief Counsel for Corporate Enforcement and Christian Nauvel as Deputy Chief Counsel for Corporate Enforcement. Richardson and Nauvel will be tasked with overseeing the Division’s investigation and prosecution of corporate crime deemed to relate to U.S. national security. The Division had previously announced the establishment of these positions in March 2023, when Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco also announced that the Division would add more than 25 prosecutors to investigate and prosecute sanctions evasion, export control violations and other such economic crimes.