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White Collar Rising Star and Former UK Prosecutor Robert Amaee Joins the London Office

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Dr. Robert Amaee has joined the firm as a partner and head of the firm's white collar and corporate investigations practice in London. Previously, Dr. Amaee had been a partner at Covington & Burling, LLP. He advises clients on a range of criminal and regulatory matters, including internal investigations, voluntary and compelled disclosures to enforcement authorities, and the development of compliance programs. He also advises clients on World Bank enforcement matters and on UK Parliamentary matters, including Parliamentary Select Committee hearings. Dr. Amaee previously served as Head of Anti-Corruption, Head of Proceeds of Crime, and Head of International Assistance at the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), leading the investigation and prosecution of high-profile bribery and money laundering cases. In those roles, he worked closely with agencies including the Financial Conduct Authority, City of London Police, the Ministry of Justice, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and International Financial Institutions, including the World Bank. Dr. Amaee holds a Ph.D. in medical research and a B.Sc. in Life Sciences. He has been recognized by leading legal directories, including Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as being “highly regarded for his ability to manage sensitive global investigations, money laundering and corruption work” and “a great pragmatist who can work through very difficult legal issues in a practical way and who has a clear understanding of the law.” These note that “clients appreciate his approachable manner and extensive experience in the area.”