Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

Joanna Torode

joanna.torode@ropesgray.com

Jo Torode is a UK qualified barrister and a member of the firm’s government enforcement practice group. Jo’s practice covers the spectrum of business crime, commercial litigation and regulatory investigations with a particular focus on the conduct of high profile, cross-border matters.

Jo also has deep experience in advising on international business risk and corporate governance, including anti-bribery, fraud, sanctions, anti-money laundering and modern slavery. She is adept not only at designing and implementing policy but also at helping companies to effect behavioral change.

Jo regularly carries out internal investigations for financial institutions and corporate entities and advises on their potential criminal and regulatory exposure. She has an active pro bono practice and works closely with international NGOs on matters relating to international human rights and modern slavery. She also lectures in the area of financial crime and asset recovery on a national and international basis.

Jo was previously a barrister in independent practice, and has acted on some of the UK’s largest and most high profile investigations. She also has extensive experience of prosecuting and defending trials involving allegations of fraud, corruption, money laundering and corporate criminality having acted both for and against government agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency and HM Revenue & Customs.

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