Karen Coppens is a criminal defence and investigations lawyer who advises governments, multinational organisations, boards and audit committees on conducting internal and regulatory investigations and interacting with authorities and regulators such as the UK Serious Fraud Office, the UK National Crime Agency, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Parquet National Financier, French investigating judges, the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading, the police and the UK Crown Prosecution Service (and their overseas equivalents).
In April 2019, Ms Coppens was named a finalist in the Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards for ‘Rising Star – Litigation’. In January 2019, she was shortlisted by C5 for the Mentor Award of the Year for Advancement of Women in Compliance and the team she works with was also shortlisted by the C5 Women in Compliance Awards 2019 for ‘Fraud & Corruption Investigation Team of the Year’.
Ms Coppens was included in Global Investigations Review’s 2018 ‘Women in Investigations’ list, which highlights 100 remarkable women from around the world for their accomplishments in this area of law. In February 2017, Ms Coppens also received the Dechert Exceptional Teachers Award, which honours lawyers who have committed countless hours to training and developing the firm’s associates.