Louise Hodges

Louise Hodges

Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP
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Louise Hodges is the head of the criminal department at Kingsley Napley LLP. She specialises in all fraud and business crime litigation, including investigations and prosecutions by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs, the City of London Police and the Crown Prosecution Service.

She is a lead partner in the Kingsley Napley financial services group and internal investigations team. Louise has a particular interest in cross-border cases representing companies and individuals. . Her cases frequently have an international dimension, including involving the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as well as European prosecutors and regulators, including Consob, BaFin, and FINMA.

She was part of the team representing Tesco in the deferred prosecution agreement with the SFO. Louise is past chair of the Fraud Lawyers Association and former vice chair of the European Criminal Bar Association. She is listed as Global Elite Thought Leader in Who's Who Legal: Investigations 2020; Business Crime Defence 2020; and GIR Thought Leaders 2019. She is listed as Global Leader in Business Crime Defence – Corporates 2020, and Investigations 2020.

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