Goldman Sachs, ex-employee in Fed leak case settle fee dispute

Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:54pm EDT
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By Nate Raymond

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N: Quote) managing director and the bank have settled dueling lawsuits over his claim for legal fees stemming from probes into his alleged use of confidential U.S. Federal Reserve documents.

The deal came a month after the Fed began an enforcement action against the ex-managing director, Joseph Jiampietro, accusing him of asking a subordinate to obtain confidential information from a New York Fed analyst.

The settlement between Goldman and Jiampietro was revealed in papers filed late last week in Delaware Chancery Court. Terms were not disclosed.

Goldman and Adam Ford, a lawyer for Jiampietro, declined to comment on Tuesday.

Jiampietro had sued Goldman in July to force it to cover his legal expenses, then estimated at $450,000, for probes the Fed and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority started last year.

Goldman subsequently sued Jiampietro in a New York state court in Manhattan to force him to arbitrate his claim.

Jiampietro sued before the Fed began enforcement proceedings against him on Aug. 3, when it also announced a $36.3 million settlement with Goldman for the unauthorized use and disclosure of confidential information.

The Fed said Jiampietro asked Rohit Bansal, a Goldman associate who previously worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, on multiple occasions in 2014 to obtain confidential information from the analyst.   Continued...

The logo of Goldman Sachs is displayed in their office located in Sydney, Australia, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo