All Michael Cohen articles

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    Novartis GC resignation points to compliance themes


    The resignation of Novartis GeneraI Counsel Felix Ehrat shows companies the importance of distinguishing between the legal and compliance functions and why you should always get a business justification before working with third parties.

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    Novartis lawyer quits amid Michael Cohen contract controversy


    Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced May 16 that Group General Counsel Felix Ehrat is stepping down. His abrupt departure follows revelations that Novartis had a $1.2 million contract with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen in exchange for access to the White House on healthcare policy.

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    More fallout from Och-Ziff corruption case


    In an interesting turn of events, the Och-Ziff corruption case recently reared its head once again, following news that Michael Cohen—who once oversaw the company’s investments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia—is facing criminal charges of fraud and obstruction of justice, according to recently unsealed court documents.