Ms. Rawcliffe frequently advises clients on cross-border investigations and interactions with regulators relating to allegations of corrupt practices, money laundering, violations of economic sanctions laws, accounting and financial irregularities, and improper business practices. She has investigated matters around the world, with a particular focus on Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. She also has represented individual and corporate defendants in cross-border criminal investigations, SEC and DOJ enforcement matters or inquiries, and other interactions with regulators, including with respect to enforcement of economic sanctions and anti-money laundering laws and regulations.
In addition, she regularly works with global corporations to review and update compliance programs, and to investigate and remediate compliance issues. This includes conducting risk assessments and gap analyses, drafting policies and procedures, conducting employee and third-party compliance training, and counseling on internal controls to identify and prevent potential violations of anti-corruption laws, such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act. Ms. Rawcliffe also works on pre- and post-acquisition due diligence in the context of corporate transactions.
Before relocating to London in 2016, Ms. Rawcliffe practiced in Los Angeles, where she worked on various anti-corruption investigations and compliance matters in Latin America and Asia, as well as health care fraud matters in the U.S. In addition, she represented individuals and companies in various industries, such as defense, finance, retail, manufacturing and health care in various investigations, arbitration and litigation matters, including unlawful business practices, fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition and False Claims Act matters. She also advised clients in government contract disputes, including in the protection of intellectual property rights.
As part of her pro bono work, Ms. Rawcliffe has represented individuals in immigration matters, including those seeking asylum and Special Immigrant Visas. She also has advised an international human rights organization on various compliance matters.