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Naomi is a Senior Associate in our Investigations, Financial Regulation and White Collar practice group. 

Naomi specialises in advising financial institutions and corporate clients on regulatory issues, multijurisdictional investigations, and related litigation. Her work includes conducting internal investigations, representing clients in regulatory investigations by the FCA, SFO and other enforcement agencies, and defending enforcement proceedings. 

Naomi has particular experience of investigations into: whistleblowing allegations; anti-money laundering; bribery; control of inside information and conflicts of interest; corporate crime; fraud; governance and management responsibilities; market abuse; market manipulation; transaction reporting; and treating customers fairly. 

Naomi frequently advises clients on suspicious activity reporting, compliance policy reviews, management responsibilities, corporate governance, and complaints handling issues. She also has experience in successfully preparing members of firms’ senior management for their regulatory approval interviews with the PRA and FCA. 

Naomi provides training to clients on white collar and regulatory issues such as anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, market abuse, modern slavery, protecting privilege, and investing in high risk jurisdictions and industries.   

In July 2020, Naomi completed a 13 month secondment to the London Group Dispute Resolution team of a major global bank, where she advised on an extensive range of regulatory, litigious, contractual, and investigation matters.  

Naomi is actively involved in BCLP’s pro bono programme and advises a number of charitable organizations, including Amicus and Reprieve.  

Naomi is a contributing author to Financial Regulation: Emerging Themes in 2021 – an extensive collection of articles around the themes of Brexit; Regulatory Change; Regulatory and Litigation Risk; Technology; Governance; and Sustainability and People.

Practices

Representative Experience

  • Conducting several internal investigations for a global financial services firm in response to whistleblowing allegations of market abuse, endemic corruption and mismanagement 
  • Conducting an internal investigation for a global US-headquartered company into whistleblower allegations of bribery of public officials
  • Conducting an internal investigation for a global medical device company connected to a criminal investigation undertaken by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority
  • Acting on an investigation into whistleblower allegations, reported to the FCA, of misconduct by an investment director of a global asset management firm
  • Acting on the UK's first deferred prosecution agreement involving the first indictment under s.7 of the UK Bribery Act 
  • Responding to FCA requests for detailed information relating to certain transactions following a “Dear CEO” letter
  • Conducting a wholesale review of a private wealth business of a global bank to identify any litigation and regulatory risks
  • Leading a multi-million settlement with a commodities exchange on behalf of a global financial institution
  • Acting on a search order and worldwide freezing order in relation to an international asset tracing matter