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Top compliance lawyer for Scots law firm

Judy KriegShepherd and Wedderburn has hired compliance, governance and financial regulation lawyer, Judy Krieg.

She joins the law firm’s commercial disputes and regulation group as partner, working out of the firm’s London office.

Dual US and UK qualified, Ms Krieg brings with her considerable insight from various perspectives of the compliance and financial regulation sector.

She has advised on compliance and financial regulation matters covering a wide range of industries and more than 70 countries.

Her background includes time served as chief compliance officer at Rolls-Royce and Willis Group Holdings, in-house counsel at NASDAQ-listed company, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, and external counsel at AMLAW25 law firms.

Ms Krieg has also worked at the UK Financial Services Authority, where she acted as lead case investigator on wholesale enforcement issues, covering regulatory matters and criminal breaches including market abuse, insider dealing and money laundering.

She is a thought leader and frequent speaker at leading international conferences on anti-bribery and corruption, money laundering, financial crime, and compliance systems and controls.

Helping global businesses comply with the practical implications of financial regulation has been the focus of her work over the last ten years. Her knowledge spans the UK Bribery Act, UK Proceeds of Crime Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She has acted in proceedings before the UK and US authorities and has front-line experience of how the Serious Fraud Office handles UK Bribery Act issues.

Shepherd and Wedderburn chief executive, Stephen Gibb, said: “Judy’s excellent reputation and skills offer the firm a great opportunity to grow our financial regulation offering and realise the synergies between our high-quality general competition law and merger control practice and our specialist expertise in utility, telecoms and financial regulation.

“Regulatory regimes that open up and protect markets will be of critical importance to global economic development over the next few decades.”

Ms Krieg’s appointment is the latest in a series of high profile hires for Shepherd and Wedderburn. Following two internal partner promotions in December 2015, Yvonne Brady, Fiona McKerrell and John Gallacher joined the firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice from HBJ Gateley this month.

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