Skadden is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Robertson has joined its European Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime practice as a partner in the London office.
Ms. Robertson, who joins from another international law firm, has more than 20 years of experience advising on multijurisdictional white collar crime cases involving allegations of fraud, corruption and money laundering, and on internal investigations. She regularly represents clients facing prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and other regulatory agencies around the globe.
The announcement comes on the heels of Skadden's relocation of white collar crime partners Keith Krakaur, from New York to London, and Ryan Junck previous relocation, from Palo Alto to London. Mr. Krakaur, head of the firm's European Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime practice, said, "Elizabeth has a stellar reputation in the U.K. market. We are delighted she is joining Ryan and me to continue building our investigations practice in Europe."
Skadden ranks in Band 1 for Corporate Investigations in Chambers Global and for Corporate Crime in The Legal 500 UK. The firm also ranked among the top three firms globally for corporate investigations in Global Investigations Review's inaugural GIR 30 in 2015 and won Who's Who Legal's Investigations Firm of the Year award in 2014 and 2015.
Mr. Krakaur added, "We are one of few firms that can advise clients on both the English and U.S. law aspects of complex enforcement proceedings and white collar criminal investigations. Elizabeth's skill set will be an asset to our clients who are facing significant legal challenges involving global regulators in the U.K. and elsewhere."
The London team has advised on some of Europe's most significant matters, including Crédit Agricole in its resolution of a seven-year, multiagency sanctions investigation, and 10 Category 2 banks in obtaining nonprosecution agreements under the U.S. Department of Justice's Swiss Bank Program.
Ms. Robertson was included in The Lawyer's Hot 100 in 2013, a feature on the most influential people in the U.K. legal sector. Chambers UK ranks her in Band 1 for Financial Crime: Corporates. Her previous representations include, among others, advising Trinity Mirror plc.
Ms. Robertson said, "Joining Skadden is a very exciting opportunity. The globalization of white collar crime and investigations work, and the increasing cooperation among enforcement and regulatory agencies in different countries, make it more important than ever for clients to have access to Skadden's best-in-class global platform."