Firm also honored as finalists in the International Arbitration and CSR categories.
Nell Perks represents leading financial institutions in a wide range of disputes and contentious regulatory investigations, frequently with an international element.
Ms. Perks leverages her comprehensive understanding of the challenges that financial institutions face and extensive experience across the spectrum of financial services litigation — including complex and structured products disputes — to:
- Manage investigations and disputes, from their earliest stages through to settlement
- Advise clients on regulatory enforcement and risk management in relation to disputes
- Identify and craft solutions that take account of regulatory implications and potential follow-on litigation
- Advise on global regulatory compliance, including anti-money laundering and anti-bribery obligations
She helps financial services clients navigate complex regulatory and criminal investigations, including in some of the most significant US and UK investigations in recent years, involving the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), US Department of Justice (DOJ), and US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as regulators in other jurisdictions.
Ms. Perks forges trusted relationships across the UK financial services industry to advise banks on how to improve their culture within the context of global regulatory frameworks and in related investigations.
She has spent time seconded to the commercial and retail litigation team and the compliance team of a major bank client. She has also spent three months on secondment as a judicial assistant at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Ms. Perks maintains an active pro bono practice, including coordinating the firm’s participation in the Domestic Abuse Response Alliance, an organization that represents London-based individuals who are not eligible for legal aid but cannot afford to pay for private representation to seek orders of protection in domestic violence cases. She also serves as a global leader of Latham’s Parent Lawyers Group.
Ms. Perks has higher rights of audience in the courts of England and Wales.