Avon recruits top lawyer as bribery probe looms

By James Barnes

18 September 2012 at 16:17 BST

New York-headquartered global cosmetic brand Avon has appointed Jeff Benjamin as its senior vice president and general counsel.

Applying the legal lippy

Applying the legal lippy

One of Mr Benjamin’s first tasks will be to guide the company through a federal investigation over possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, stemming from reports of bribery in Avon’s Chinese operations, reports Compliance Week.
Mr Benjamin – who also joins Avon’s executive committee – most recently served at healthcare specialists Novartis Corporation in a variety of senior positions, including chief ethics and compliance officer. He began his legal career at New York law firm Kronish Lieb Shainswit Weiner & Hellman.


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