Mair Williams

Mair Williams

Associate, Latham & Watkins
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Mair Williams’s practice focuses on white-collar defence. She has considerable trial experience, having started her career as a criminal barrister in chambers. She also has experience in investigations, representing companies and individuals before regulators and prosecuting bodies, and in developing compliance policies and practices for international clients.

In addition to her white-collar work, Ms Williams has experience in all manner of complex commercial litigation and has represented clients at every stage, from initial pleadings to trial and appeal. She has worked with clients representing a full spectrum of industries, including financial services, media, food and beverage, manufacturing and technology.

Ms Williams has conducted a range of internal investigations in jurisdictions around the world, including an investigation of a financial services firm following a leak of confidential information to the media, and an investigation on behalf of a private pension scheme following allegations made by a whistleblower. Her diverse range of representative experience includes representing a director in an investigation by the Financial Reporting Council into discrepancies with annual accounts of a FTSE 250 company and representing a publicly listed investment firm in investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office.

Ms Williams is a passionate pro bono advocate, and her practice is focused on representing individuals in the criminal justice system, particularly post-conviction.

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