Pinsent Masons grows white collar crime team with double hire

19 Sep 2012 | 05:06 pm | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has added two senior lawyers to its growing corporate crime team, including a significant hire from the Serious Fraud Office.

Anne-Marie Ottaway joins the firm from the SFO, where she was a case manager in the bribery and corruption business area with specific responsibility for corporate self reporting. Anne-Marie has been involved in many of the headline bribery cases the SFO has dealt with to date

Solicitor Kim Green joins from the boutique white collar crime firm Byrne & Partners. Her experience includes acting for clients in some of the Financial Services Authority’s biggest investigations and in cases involving insider dealing, VAT fraud, money laundering, and MTIC fraud.

Barry Vitou, Partner and head of Pinsent Masons’ corporate crime team, says: “Anne-Marie and Kim are two top tier additions to our very busy team. They both bring a wealth of experience.”

“Kim has already built up a truly impressive level of exposure to high-profile cases defending serious fraud prosecutions, while Anne-Marie brings invaluable experience from an enforcement perspective.”

Barry Vitou adds: “Pinsent Masons has a formidable corporate crime team. The addition of Anne-Marie and Kim to the team builds on the strength and breadth of our client service offering and will help with the unprecedented client demand we have seen.”

Anne-Marie Ottaway says: “I’m really pleased to be joining Pinsent Masons. I was particularly attracted by the ambitious plans of the practice. I’ve enjoyed my time at the SFO, but it’s time for a new challenge and Pinsent Masons has an excellent reputation within the corporate crime sector.”

Kim Green says: “I’m looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities that Pinsent Masons offers. It’s an exciting time to be joining a growing, ambitious practice.”

At the SFO, Anne-Marie Ottaway was a case manager focusing on overseas corruption cases. She was a member of the Bribery and Corruption Area Senior Management Team with specific responsibility for corporate self-reporting. During her 13 years At the SFO, Anne-Marie had experience of corruption investigations, civil recovery work, and overseas agency liaison. Prior to the SFO, Anne-Marie worked at HM Treasury.

At Byrne & Partners LLP, Kim Green was an Assistant Solicitor. Her experience includes acting for clients in some of the Financial Services Authority’s biggest investigations and in cases involving insider dealing, VAT fraud, money laundering, and MTIC fraud.

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