Ms Amanda Raad > Ropes & Gray LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Ropes & Gray LLP
60 Ludgate Hill


Amanda Raad, a U.S. lawyer who is also admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales, serves as co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s award-winning global anti-corruption and international risk practice. Amanda has substantial experience negotiating with U.S. regulators on behalf of companies and individuals concerning cross-border matters involving corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial fraud. These matters are often subject to scrutiny by foreign regulators given their multi-jurisdictional nature.

In addition, Amanda proactively works with clients across industries and geographies to identify and mitigate risk. This work includes advising private equity and other investor clients on risk-based diligence as well as effective and efficient portfolio company monitoring while preserving company independence.

Finally, Amanda advises clients on corporate social responsibility, supply chain compliance and responsible sourcing.


Amanda frequently publishes and speaks on cross-border challenges in the corporate crime and investigations space, including on sexual misconduct. She is a contributor to GIR’s “The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations” and serves as a Director for Lawyers Without Borders, and a committee member for the Fraud Lawyers Association. Amanda is listed in GIR’s Women in Investigations 2018, Chambers UK, UK Legal 500, and New York Super Lawyers.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime

Ropes & Gray LLP advises on white-collar crime, fraud, corruption, and regulatory and criminal investigations nationally and internationally. Client sectors include financial services, private equity, healthcare, life sciences, and energy and natural resources. In 2018, the highly regarded Judith Seddon joined from Clifford Chance and now co-heads the team; she is experienced in representing individuals in investigations. Amanda Raad, who also co-heads the team, is experienced in handling cross-border cases, and cases of financial fraud and money laundering. Rosemarie Paul  joined as a partner from Akin Gump.

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Ropes & Gray LLP has a particular focus on the financial services, private equity, asset management, life sciences and energy and natural resources sectors. It advises clients within these sectors, and more, on matters including  allegations of corruption, money laundering, FCPA and UK Bribery act issues, as well as regulatory compliance and investigations, often coming up against the DoJ, SEC and FBI in the US and the SFO in the UK. Co-head of team Amanda Raad is US-qualified as well as being admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and has particular expertise handling investigations with a US element. Her highly regarded fellow co-head, Judith Seddon, joined as a partner from Clifford Chance LLP and advises clients on allegations of white-collar crime, fraud, corruption and regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions. The firm bolstered its ranks with the addition of  Rosemarie Paul as a partner from Akin Gump LLP.