Larry Potts, former FBI Deputy Director, rejoins IGI as Executive Vice President

Larry A. Potts has rejoined IGI as Executive Vice President. He will develop and lead IGI’s growing compliance practice, drawing on his expertise gained from nearly 15 years overseeing compliance and security for Scientific Games Corporation.

In his previous tenure with IGI, Potts served as Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2004, overseeing IGI’s operations and investigations across its offices around the world.  Potts originally joined IGI from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he worked for 23 years, rising through the ranks to Deputy Director in 1995.

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IGI President Arun G. Rao and Executive Vice President Larry Potts Deliver Presentation on Operation Varsity Blues at 2019 Collegiate Sports Summit

On April 24, 2019, IGI President Arun G. Rao and Executive Vice President Larry Potts shared their thoughts on the recent Operation Varsity Blues – including the tactics federal investigators use to identify and expose vulnerabilities, and how one bad actor in the industry or at a university can place an entire institution under the federal microscope.  They also shared best practices to help colleges and universities avoid, prepare for, and survive an active investigation.

Hosted in Santa Monica, California, the Collegiate Sports Summit is a private, invitation-only gathering for athletic directors at colleges and universities and their partners.

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IGI President Arun G. Rao Quoted in Washington Post Regarding Manafort’s Indictment by New York County District Attorney’s Office

On March 13, 2019, IGI President Arun G. Rao was quoted in The Washington Post article, “Manafort indicted in New York state, charges that fall outside Trump’s pardon power.”

Rao, a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and assistant district attorney in Manhattan, said, “In the event Mr. Manafort ultimately evades federal justice by virtue of a politically expedient pardon, he may still be held accountable for violations of New York state law.”

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IGI PRESIDENT ARUN G. RAO QUOTED IN AP ARTICLE REGARDING FLYNN’S SENTENCING DELAY

On December 18, 2018, IGI President Arun G. Rao was quoted in the Associated Press article, “Judge delays Flynn sentencing, ‘not hiding disgust’ at crime.”

Rao, a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, said Flynn’s defense memo was “striking because it’s ‘inconsistent’ with Flynn’s cooperative stance so far,” and noted the possibility that “in this very unusual situation” it could be “a play for a pardon.”

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IGI PRESIDENT ARUN G. RAO INTERVIEWED ON CBC NEWS NETWORK REGARDING FLYNN’S SENTENCING DELAY

On December 18, 2018, the President of IGI, Arun G. Rao, was interviewed by CBC News Network’s Andrew Nichols with respect to Michael Flynn’s sentencing delay and its potential impact to the Mueller investigation.

When asked for his reaction to U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s decision to delay sentencing until 2019, Rao said, “Judge Sullivan, who is known for being exceptionally independent-minded, was strongly suggesting the defendant, Mr. Flynn, may end up serving some jail time today, and that he should consider requesting a delay in sentencing if there was additional cooperation to be conducted that might result in additional reduction to the sentence.”

Watch the full interview here.

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IGI SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR DOUG GRAHAM INTERVIEWED ON HBO’S VICE NEWS TONIGHT

On September 19, 2018, IGI Senior Managing Director Doug Graham appeared on HBO’s Vice News Tonight and discussed the importance of conducting thorough background investigations on potential nominees for high-profile Senate-confirmed positions, including- in certain cases- research into the candidate’s high school career. Watch the full interview here.

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IGI President Arun G. Rao serves as Master of Ceremonies for APABA-DC’s Annual Awards & Installation Gala

IGI President and APABA-DC Board Member Arun G. Rao served as the Master of Ceremonies for APABA-DC’s 2018 Annual Awards and Installation Gala at the National Museum for Women in the Arts on September 27, 2018. Details about the event can be found here.

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IGI PRESIDENT ARUN G. RAO QUOTED IN WASHINGTONIAN PROFILE ON DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROSENSTEIN

IGI President Arun G. Rao was quoted in the Washingtonian article, “The Making of Rod Rosenstein,” published on September 25, 2018. Rao worked as a prosecutor under Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.

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IGI’S LEADERSHIP TRANSITION PROFILED IN THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

IGI’s leadership transition was profiled in The National Law Journal. In the article, Tom Wendel and Arun G. Rao discussed both the firm’s past and future.

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TOM WENDEL AND ARUN RAO ASSUME NEW LEADERSHIP ROLES AT IGI, AS JON LENZNER RETURNS TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

As IGI enters its 35th year in business, CEO Jonathan F. Lenzner is leaving the company to assume an executive leadership position in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, where he will serve as First Assistant to United States Attorney Robert K. Hur. Lenzner’s departure comes at a time of growth across IGI’s business, staff, and offerings. Expanding their leadership roles, President Tom Wendel will become CEO, and Arun G. Rao, who joined the firm last year as executive vice president, will become president.

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