Ms Karen Coppens > Dechert LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
PARIS 75008
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Work Department

Anti-Corruption Compliance and Investigations


National Partner


Karen Coppens is a white collar crime and investigations lawyer who has been practicing for 13 years advising governments, multinational organizations (including boards and audit committees) and individuals under investigation by authorities including the Parquet National Financier, French investigating judges, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the UK National Crime Agency (and their international counterparts). She focuses on complex multi-agency and cross-border investigations involving international fraud, corruption and money laundering.

Ms. Coppens’ work has a strong international focus, with a particular emphasis on Europe (particularly France and the UK), the Middle East, Africa and the United States. She has substantial experience of managing expectations and demands in complex multi-jurisdictional investigations. She has also advised senior executives who have been accused of, arrested or interviewed about various alleged crimes such as perverting the course of justice, fraud and corruption, money laundering, sanctions breaches and tax evasion.


  • Le Cercle de la Compliance
  • Institut du Risk et Compliance
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Female Fraud Forum
  • Women in Compliance 
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association