Naomi is a senior associate at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and is a white collar crime lawyer based in London. She focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional investigations, risk mitigation, and compliance. Her practice covers all aspects of business crime including anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, market manipulation and market abuse, suspicious activity reporting, whistleblowing, and anti-modern slavery.
Naomi has significant experience in advising clients under investigation by regulators and government enforcement agencies, including the SFO, FCA, DOJ and SEC. Her wealth of investigation experience includes acting for the first corporate to be indicted under s7 of the UK Bribery Act 2010; from the inception of the matter to its co-ordinated global resolution with the SEC and SFO, involving the UK's first deferred prosecution agreement. The case involved an international internal investigation, self-report to the SFO, and negotiations with the DoJ (which ultimately declined to continue its investigation), SEC and Tanzanian authorities.
Naomi also maintains an active preventative practice. She frequently delivers practical compliance training to clients, assists clients in conducting corruption risk assessments, and designs bespoke policies and procedures to strengthen clients' compliance programmes. Regular training topics include anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, anti-modern slavery, protecting privilege, and investing in high risk jurisdictions and industries.
Naomi has detailed insight into how global institutions operate. She spent over a year on secondment to the London Group Dispute Resolution team of BNP Paribas and recently completed a secondment to BGC Partners as Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation & Investigations. In both these roles she advised on an extensive range of regulatory, litigious, contractual, and investigation matters.
Naomi is listed as a key lawyer and Rising Star in Legal 500 2022 for regulatory investigations and corporate crime. Clients describe her as "a very able technical lawyer" and noted, "We were very grateful for the dedication she showed and the long hours she worked from time to time (always without complaint and in her typically cheery style)."