Dechert lands leading white collar partner Judith Seddon

LONDON, March 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dechert LLP announces today that Judith Seddon joins as a partner in its London Office.

One of the UK’s leading white collar practitioners, Ms Seddon has represented businesses, financial institutions and individuals in some of the UK’s largest and most complex SFO and FCA investigations, and with authorities. pursuit around the world. She is the only lawyer ranked first in Rooms United Kingdom both for Financial Crime: Business and Financial Crime: Individual.

Ms Seddon is the fourth senior white-collar female associate to join Dechert in recent years, after Mary sitting in hong kong, West Hartley in San Francisco and Clare Putnam Pozos in philadelphia cream.

firm chair Andy Levande said, “Judith is well known as an exceptionally talented lawyer. Dechert has one of the best investigative and white-collar skills in the world; a partner of Judith’s stature is a superb addition to our team.”

London– white collar partner based Roger Burlingame said: “Judith is one of the biggest and most respected names in the European survey market, and we are delighted to have her join us. His experience further deepens our already unrivaled transatlantic capability, and his expertise in advising financial institutions, businesses and individuals cements our place among the UK’s white-collar elite.”

Dechert’s white-collar, compliance and investigations practice has more than 100 lawyers and is a widely recognized leader for its depth of expertise across borders and in handling large, complex and high-stakes investigations. The firm has successfully represented clients in almost every significant area of ​​white collar defense and the firm’s global presence allows us to represent clients in both single and multi-jurisdictional matters – criminal matters , internal investigations, enforcement issues – worldwide. Recent high-profile cases include advising Airbus on its unprecedented global settlement, and notable investigative work for the audit committee of Walmart, Takata and Huawei.

Gus BlackChairman of the Board of Dechert in London, said: “Judith is an exceptional lawyer who is known for her intellectual rigor and expertise, and we welcome her to Dechert. Judith will be the fifth side partner to join London since the beginning of last year, in addition to eight internal promotions.”

Judith Seddon added: “Dechert is a powerhouse of disputes on both sides of the Atlantic, and I am excited about the opportunity to build on this foundation and further strengthen Dechert’s special place in the market. I was attracted by Dechert with his long-standing commitment to the world of white-collar and investigative work, and I look forward to joining my new colleagues.”

Ms. Seddon is a graduate of King’s College, London, with first class honors and later received an LL. I just Yale followed by a Bachelor of Civil Laws from New College, Oxford.

About Dechert
Dechert is a leading global law firm with 22 offices around the world. The firm intervenes in the most complex cases and operations, bringing energy, creativity and effective management of legal issues to deliver commercial and practical advice to clients.

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