A look back at the GIR Awards 2023

A look back at the GIR Awards 2023

Photos of GIR’s 9th annual awards ceremony, held at the Four Seasons in Washington, DC on 16 November.

Proceeds of the night will benefit the operation of the Swawou School for girls in Kenema, Sierra Leone. 

The event, hosted by GIR’s editorial team, had its highest-ever attendance ever with some 270 people from around the world joining in on the celebrations. 

The Winners:

Boutique or Regional Investigations Practice of the Year Award: wm&t

Investigations Consultancy of the Year: Forensic Risk Alliance

Investigations Professional of the Year: John Buretta of Cravath Swaine & Moore

Investigations Practice of the Year Award: Debevoise & Plimpton

Outstanding In-house Counsel of the Year: Natalia Shehadeh at ABBDevelopment of the Year: ABB’s $327 million global foreign bribery resolution

GIR’s Outstanding Career Award: Retired Latham & Watkins partner Leslie Caldwell

GIR also unveiled the GIR 30, our bespoke ranking of the best cross-border investigations practices, on the night. The full GIR 100, the list of the best firms worldwide to turn to for corporate investigations, is now also available.  

GIR would like to thank all of our 2023 GIR Awards sponsors – Baker McKenzie, Latham & Watkins, FTI Consulting, Alvarez & Marsal, Covington & Burling, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Gibson Dunn, Kirkland & Ellis, Sidley Austin and wmt&t – and those in attendance for their support of the event.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back next year when we will celebrate GIR’s 10th anniversary! For more information on next year’s event, or to register your interest to attend or sponsor, please get in touch


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