FCA's Claire Lipworth Joins Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells has hired Claire Lipworth, Chief Criminal Counsel at the Financial Conduct Authority, as a partner in its financial services litigation practice.

A leading name in the UK financial crime space, Claire will join the firm in April, bringing criminal expertise to our market-leading financial services litigation, investigations and white collar fraud practices.  

Jon Holland, Head of Financial Services Litigation, said:

"Financial institutions and other corporate clients are facing ever increasing exposure to potential criminal liability for offences including money laundering, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and tax evasion – and there are new offences waiting in the wings.  We need to help our clients deal with these risks by telling them how to meet their legal obligations - and representing them if things go wrong.  

"Claire's experience in private practice and at the FCA makes her uniquely well-equipped to advise clients on these issues - and I am delighted to welcome her to the team."

Claire Lipworth said:

"Hogan Lovells has a truly market-leading financial services litigation team which advises some of the largest banks and other financial institutions globally on some of their most critical business issues.  It will be a fresh and interesting challenge for me working with such high profile clients on criminal liability issues and advising on the likely approach of regulators and prosecutors."

Claire began her career at well-known business crime firm Peters & Peters, where she was a partner from 1999 to 2009, before joining the FCA.  As the FCA's Chief Criminal Counsel, she recently oversaw Operation Tabernula, a high-profile investigation into insider trading that was the largest and most complex prosecution in the FCA's history.

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