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Effective 10/31 New Law Bars Employers in NYC from Asking about Salary History of Applicants

JW Michaels Compensation, Compliance / Risk Management, News

JW Michaels & Co. compliant with Local Law 67 of 2017 – New Law Barring Employers in NYC from asking about salary history of applicants. JW Michaels & Co. navigates you through a critical new law prohibiting employers in NYC from inquiring about applicants’ compensation history. As you may be aware, a New York City law broadly prohibiting inquiries into …

JW Michaels announces its new Legal Contract Staffing Division

Kristy Wright Skeehan News

JW Michaels & Co. continues its expansion through the opening of our Legal Contract Staffing Division!  This division specializes in placing contract attorneys, paralegals, and legal support staff in law firms and corporate legal departments.  Our candidates work on a short-term or long-term basis offering our clients flexibility and substantial cost savings. Clients utilize JW Michaels & Co. contract legal …

Managing Partner Jason Wachtel discusses alt firms hiring SEC alumni

Kristy Wright Skeehan News

Last week a Financial Times’ FundFire article by Laura Suter covered the recent trend of alternatives firms hiring former employees of the SEC and the US Attorney’s Office. In the article, JW Michaels managing partner Jason Wachtel explained these firms’ reasoning: “By hiring someone who was a prosecutor and worked on significant cases, it sends a clear message to the …

Managing Partner Jason Wachtel discusses Federal Prosecutor Move To Ackman Hedge Fund

Kristy Wright Skeehan Compliance / Risk Management, News

A recent FundFire article by Maureen Brody features JW Michaels managing partner Jason Wachtel: William Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management has hired former federal prosecutor Jenna Dabbs as senior counsel, The New York Times reports. Dabbs, who headed the narcotics unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan for the past year-and-a-half, joined the $18 billion hedge fund about a …

Managing Partner Jason Wachtel Discusses Ex-US Prosecutor’s Move To Hedge Fund

Kristy Wright Skeehan Compliance / Risk Management, News

Today’s New York Times’ DealBook reports the recent move of Jenna Dabbs from the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan to Pershing Square Capital Management, investor William A. Ackman’s $18 billion hedge fund. Dabbs will act as senior counsel, working on regulatory and compliance issues. In the article, JW Michaels managing partner Jason Wachtel discussed the growing trend of seasoned prosecutors moving …

Managing Partner Jason Wachtel Discusses Transparency and Compliance

Kristy Wright Skeehan Compliance / Risk Management, News

Financial Times’ FundFire writer Laura Suter spoke with Jason Wachtel,managing partner at JW Michaels & Co about the recent trend in alternatives firms filling compliance departments with U.S. attorney’s office and Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) alumni. “By hiring someone who was a prosecutor and worked on significant cases, it sends a clear message to the investor base that [the manager …

Jason Wachtel talks to Compliance Week about desired skills for compliance officers

Kristy Wright Skeehan Compliance / Risk Management, News

In today’s Compliance Week, JW Michaels Managing Partner Jason Wachtel discussed the need for compliance officers to have excellent leadership and communication skills. “Companies are seeking compliance leaders who have the ability to influence others, communicate effectively, and build relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including regulators. “So you want that person to be polished, well-spoken,” …

JW Michaels named the 20th fastest growing small business in NYC by Symmetry50

Kristy Wright Skeehan News

  On October 28, JW Michaels & Co. was ranked as the 20th fastest growing company on Symmetry50’s annual list of the top 5o fastest growing small businesses in New York City. Learn more about how JW Michaels has become so successful and see the full list of companies on Symmetry50’s blog: http://www.symmetry50.com/blog by

Shift Happens | Corporate Culture For Compliance Hiring

Kristy Wright Skeehan Compliance / Risk Management, News

Alternative asset managers are starting to take regulatory compliance more seriously, with a spike in hiring of compliance professionals this year. The shift comes even amid evidence that some managers, especially smaller ones, seem to take a dismissive view toward compliance – an attitude that experts say could cost them dearly in the long run.