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Clare Nida represents international corporate clients in complex white-collar investigations into bribery and corruption allegations across regulatory regimes in the US and UK.
Ms. Nida applies a commercial mindset and a comprehensive understanding of clients’ business needs in the context of:
- Cross-border civil and criminal government investigations into bribery and corruption, fraud, and money laundering allegations
- Internal investigations spanning a broad range of disciplines
- Commercial litigation across a variety of industries and subject matters
- Compliance program design and enhancement
She helps clients mitigate reputational risk and minimize business disruption when the stakes are highest. Ms. Nida leverages her tenacity and experience as a Principal Investigative lawyer in the Bribery & Corruption Division of the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to guide clients through all stages of investigations and interactions with the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), UK SFO, UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
During her 13-month UK SFO secondment, Ms. Nida investigated, prosecuted, and litigated cases. She gained extensive knowledge of the financial and extractive industries, led the SFO’s first successful conviction for a failure to comply with a Section 2 notice under the Criminal Justice Act 1987, successfully defended a number of judicial reviews, and obtained and executed search warrants.
Ms. Nida maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising a nonprofit carbon credits exchange on their compliance program, and served as Global Chair of the firm’s Women Lawyers’ Group.