The number of Partners in Addleshaw Goddard's Global Investigations practice is rising to 10 IN THE UK following the arrival from Jones Day of Harriet Territt, who has over 20 years' experience resolving significant financial regulatory, investigations, compliance and dispute issues for a client portfolio comprising several of the world's largest banks and multinational companies.
Harriet also has a growing practice working with clients on liability, risk, and governance issues in relation to emerging technologies and fintech, particularly blockchain and digital assets, decentralised finance, AI implementations, and consumer facing products. Her experience includes helping to set up the ground-breaking World Wire blockchain based inter-bank payment system.
Harriet regularly advises on complex issues related to global financial sanctions and money laundering rules, including representing clients before the Financial Conduct Authority and the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation. She has also undertaken highly confidential internal investigations and compliance assurance reviews in the financial and regulated sectors.
Leeds-based Harriet is the first partner hire in Leeds for the Global Investigations practice which comprises 15 partners and over 30 other lawyers globally, specialising in advising on matters across all aspects of corporate crime, including money laundering, fraud, bribery and corruption, asset recovery and sanctions, health and safety and environmental and into more unusual instructions relating to blackmail, perverting the course of justice, criminal contempt of court and a significantly growing expertise in investigations and enforcement actions relating to cryptoassets.
Nichola Peters, Head of the Global Investigations practice at Addleshaw Goddard said:
"Harriet has considerable experience across a number of our strategic growth areas and will add very significantly to our bench strength and experience in litigation and contentious regulatory work, risk and compliance assurance, and investigations, especially given the increasing focus on ESG and reforms to director liability and accountability, enforceable by ARGA.
"Harriet's interest in digital assets and fintech introduces an exciting dimension to our practice, particularly disputes and investigations arising out of risk, governance and systems controls relating to such issues and we are delighted that Harriet has joined the team."
Addleshaw Goddard has recently cemented its position as a leading firm in two distinct and fast-growing areas of corporate crime – the negotiation and settlement of alternative disposals (Deferred Prosecution Agreements), and pursuing justice on behalf of victims of crime through private prosecutions.