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Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

Work Department

Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement


Rita D. Mitchell is a partner in Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement and White Collar Defence Practices in London. Dual-qualified in the US and the UK, her practice includes advising and defending corporations in a variety of criminal and civil investigation and enforcement matters, conducting complex, worldwide internal investigations in relation to bribery, corruption, fraud, sanctions, human/business rights, and money laundering, advising on and developing and benchmarking compliance programs, conducting pre-merger and third party due diligence, and providing day-to-day counseling and training on compliance with US and English laws, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act 2010 (Bribery Act).


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2005; Dartmouth College, B.A., 2000

Lawyer Rankings

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)

(Leading individuals)

Rita MitchellWillkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

Praised as ‘at the top of their field when dealing with high value, complex matters‘, the team at Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP represents major domestic and international corporates facing financial crime allegations, and is able to handle internal and regulatory investigations, compliance issues, and prosecutions, as well as parallel civil fraud proceedings. The practice, led by the ‘different classPeter Burrell , benefits from significant cross-border expertise, particularly relating to the US, and is able to handle multijurisdictional bribery and corruption, money laundering, and fraud investigations, with dual US/UK-qualified Rita Mitchell  a key name for global investigations by the likes of the SFO, FCPA, and US DOJ. Simon Osborn-King has defended multinationals in diverse industries before UK regulators, and also contributes to the firm’s civil fraud capabilities, alongside providing significant regulatory expertise, while senior associate Michael Thorne is noted for his expertise in international financial and trade sanctions and modern slavery work.