Nicola Kirby is the Global Risk & Compliance Senior Counsel - AML and Financial Crime, in the Office of the General Counsel at Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Kirby is a solicitor and provides leadership for Latham’s global Anti-money Laundering program and other areas of financial crime compliance including Anti-Bribery and the Criminal Finances Act. She is the Deputy Money Laundering Reporting officer for London. Her other areas of responsibility include the firm’s DAC6 program and providing support in interpreting rules of ethics and professional conduct, particularly those relating to Solicitors’ Accounts and Brexit.

Previously, Ms. Kirby has worked at the Solicitors Regulation Authority, as a conflicts lawyer at an international city law firm and as MLRO at a top 200 UK firm. Prior to her career in compliance, she was in private practice for 11 years.

Since 2013 Ms. Kirby has been a committee member of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, which advises and represents the profession, drafts guidance, and responds to government consultations on anti-money laundering issues.

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)