Future Leaders

In this year’s research, WWL identified 139 lawyers as future leaders in the investigations space. Partners and non-partners have been selected for their exceptional work and expertise in a broad array of corruption, white-collar crime, bribery and fraud investigations.



Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Jane Shvets is highly recommended for her “very practical and client-focused outlook”.

Dechert LLP

Karen Coppens is highly sought after by multinational organisations, governments and individuals for her ability to “translate legal issues from one jurisdiction into action needed elsewhere”.

Eversheds Sutherland

The “terrific” Anupreet Amole is recommended by his peers as “an excellent lawyer and a pleasure to work with”.

North America

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Kimberly Zelnick receives substantial praise for her stellar practice focused on regulatory investigations and white-collar crime proceedings.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Adam Goldberg is highly recommended by peers and clients for his work on international and government investigations.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

William Ridgway impresses peers and clients alike with his representation of companies and corporate individuals in internal investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Latin America

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

Michel Sancovski is “a well-recognised and significant professional in compliance matters and investigations”.


Allen & Gledhill LLP

Bik Wei Lee is a market-leading white-collar crime specialist whom peers praise as “a prompt, responsive and efficient lawyer who provides sound and pragmatic advice”.


Julie Engwirda is hailed as a “knowledgeable and proactive” lawyer with “a strong inherent knowledge of the subject matter”.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Jacqueline Wootton enjoys a fantastic reputation for her excellent advice on disputes and investigations relating to anti-bribery and compliance issues.



Clifford Chance Europe LLP

Sophie Levy earns endorsements for her anti-corruption and compliance practice and is revered for her adept handling of complex corporate investigations.

Fountain Court Chambers

Eleanor Davison is praised by market sources who describe her as “very capable of handling large scale investigations involving complex facts and large teams of lawyers”.

Pinsent Mansons LLP

Jennifer Craven enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market, with peers noting that she “excels at identifying the key issues while also having an eye for detail”.

North America

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Sheryl George is a highly esteemed practitioner in the market thanks to her “deep and broad knowledge when it comes to investigations, across different industries and jurisdictions”.

Forensic Accountants


KPMG España

Juan Mazarredo is a prominent expert possessing deep knowledge of fraud and commercial investigations, both in Spain and globally.

North America


Kristy Serviss wins praise for her strong focus on forensic investigations in the private equity, healthcare and telecoms sectors among others.



Peers and clients say Jessica Li provides “professional advice on how the investigation can be performed efficiently in order to bring practical results”.