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”.
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”.
The “terrific” Anupreet Amole is recommended by his peers as “an excellent lawyer and a pleasure to work with”.
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.
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”.
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”.
Juan Mazarredo is a prominent expert possessing deep knowledge of fraud and commercial investigations, both in Spain and globally.
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”.