EX-FBI lawyer to lead Serious Fraud Office
FORMER FBI lawyer Lisa Osofsky has been appointed as director of Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), replacing David Green.
Ms Osofsky joins from Exiger, where she led the firm’s investigative and compliance activities including money laundering and sanctions programmes.
A long career also saw her spend five years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as deputy general counsel and ethics officer, prior to which she did a three-year stint as money laundering officer at Goldman Sachs.
She also worked in corporate investigations at Control Risks, as a US federal prosecutor and as special attorney at the US Department of Justice. Her tenure at the SFO begins on September 3. Mr Green’s term ended on April 20, with Mark Thompson stepping into the role of interim director.
Ms Osofsky said: “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.”
The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright, said her international experience level will “enhance the SFO’S capabilities in this area”.