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Neil Gerrard

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Deputy Chair, Dechert's Litigation group and Partner, Dechert's White Collar and Securities Litigation practice


Neil Gerrard focuses on white collar crime relating to the corporate sector, with particular emphasis on regulatory investigations and prosecutions undertaken by UK, US and EU regulators including the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, the Department of Trade & Industry, the Department of Justice, the Financial Services Authority and the Office of Fair Trading. Mr. Gerrard has in the past been shortlisted to be Director of the Serious Fraud Office and was a key member of the Government and Judicial Committee that developed the Deferred Prosecution Scheme. His unique skillset and extensive experience has made him a lawyer of choice for companies and in particular audit committees around the world who regularly instruct him to undertake independent regulatory and/or whistleblower investigations, invariably involving multiple jurisdictions and regulatory bodies.


Member, The Law Society of England and Wales


Manchester Polytechnic, LL.B., 1988, with Honors; Chester College of Law, J.D., 1989

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Dechert LLP 's London team advises on multi-jurisdictional litigation and investigations, with areas of expertise including bribery, corruption, money laundering and international recovery of assets. In the finance sector, the firm advises on issues of market abuse, insider dealing, internal policies and procedures, mis-selling of financial products and disclosure of confidential information. Clients include financial institutions, hedge funds, banks, insurance companies, technology companies, manufacturers, payment service providers, high-net worth-individuals, sovereign states and major corporates. Dorothy Cory-Wright joined as a partner from Sidley Austin LLP in mid-2018 and now co-heads the team alongside Neil Gerrard, while the practice was also boosted during the year by the addition of Roger Burlingame from Kobre & Kim LLP.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Leading individuals

Neil Gerrard - Dechert LLP

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Dechert LLP advises on civil and criminal enforcement matters, investigations, compliance and defence from its global network of offices. Areas of expertise include multinational investigations, allegations of fraud, bribery, corruption, export controls, sanctions and money laundering. The firm has particular expertise dealing with US regulatory and criminal enforcement issues, such as those before the DOJ, the SEC and Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Neil Gerrard heads the team and is particularly adept at handling high-profile investigations. Miriam Gonzalez left the firm for Cohen & Gresser in the US.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Leading individuals

Neil Gerrard  - Dechert LLP

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Dechert LLP represents clients internationally in relation to high profile civil, criminal, investigation, compliance, defence, and enforcement matters. Its areas of advisory expertise include multi-jurisdictional investigations, fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering, export controls and sanctions. Well known partner Neil Gerrard heads the team and specialises in advising on regulatory investigations and prosecutions by the SFO, HMRC, FCA and DOJ. Matthew Cowie has broad sector experience that includes clients in the pharmaceutical, financial, defence, oil and gas, and telecoms sectors. Caroline Black focuses on cross-border regulatory and internal investigations matters. Roger Burlingame joined as partner from Kobre & Kim LLP. Miriam Gonzalez left for Cohen & Gresser LLP.

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