Arnold & Porter Announces White Collar Defence Partner, Kathleen Harris, Will Become the Head of the Firm’s London Office
LONDON, June 30, 2020 — Arnold & Porter announced today that Kathleen Harris, a partner in the White Collar Defence practice will become head of the London office effective July 1, 2020.
Ms. Harris is co-chair of the firm's Anti-Corruption practice where she represents companies and individuals in a wide range of industries. She regularly counsels clients, Boards of Directors, and Special Committees with respect to complex corporate governance issues. Ms. Harris is recognised internationally as a leader in the White Collar practice. She is ranked in Chambers UK for Financial Crime, Corporates, London from 2017-2020, and in The Legal 500 UK for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime from 2012-2020. She is also named as a "Leading Individual" for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime from 2015-2020.
Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Ms. Harris served as a Senior Civil Servant Heading the Fraud Business Group and Policy Group at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). In her prior Government roles, she provided strategic advice to the Attorney General's Office, led multi-disciplined teams responsible for the investigation and prosecution of organisations and individuals involved in high-profile bribery investigations, complex financial crime, money laundering, customs and tax evasion.
"I am grateful for Kathleen's willingness to take on this important responsibility and I look forward to working more closely with her as we continue to move forward with implementing our strategic initiatives for the London office in the months and years ahead," noted Richard M. Alexander, the firm's Chairman.
In assuming this new role, Ms. Harris said, "I couldn't be more excited to assume this new role and to have the opportunity to help shape the future of Arnold & Porter's London office. This is a transformative time for the entire legal industry with so many unprecedented challenges ahead. I'm looking forward to bringing my energy and vision to meet these challenges."
Arnold & Porter's London office was established in 1997 and is recognized for its multidisciplinary teams across litigation, transactional, and regulatory environment with particular expertise in white collar defence, life sciences, arbitration, intellectual property and privacy. The London office is the largest outside of the US with 50 attorneys and 45 professional staff.
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