Louise Delahunty to Join Sullivan & Cromwell’s Criminal Defense and Investigations Group

June 20, 2011
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Sullivan & Cromwell announced today that Ms. Delahunty will join the Firm as European Counsel in the Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, effective June 20, 2011. She will be based in the Firm's London office.

With more than 20 years of experience in advising on white-collar crime matters, Ms. Delahunty has broad knowledge of all aspects of business-related crime issues, including advising in relation to the UK Bribery Act, which is now coming into effect, anti-money laundering compliance, and white-collar criminal investigations. She also has been engaged in numerous investigations by the Serious Fraud Office in the UK, the U.S. Department of Justice and other overseas agencies and law enforcement bodies.

“We are delighted Louise will be joining us,” said Karen Seymour, head of Sullivan & Cromwell's Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. “Louise is regarded as a leader in the white-collar area, and she will help us to continue to serve our international clients in bribery investigations, anti-money laundering compliance and other criminal investigations.”

“I am looking forward to joining S&C,” said Ms. Delahunty. “Sullivan & Cromwell's international platform and leading financial institutions practice make this an exceptional opportunity for me.”

Ms. Delahunty has significant experience advising financial institutions and corporations on anti-money laundering risk mitigation, interpretation and defense. She also represents financial institutions, energy, and healthcare and life sciences companies on fraud, sanctions and corruption issues and investigations around the world, and has extensive experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition, she has expertise working with hedge funds.

A past Chairwoman of the Law Society's Money Laundering Task Force and former member of HM Treasury (Government) Money Laundering Advisory Committee, Ms. Delahunty has been a member of UK government and EU committees regarding money-laundering law and regulation. She is a well-known speaker for the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and has provided training to financial institutions, the World Bank and represented the UK at the Financial Action Task Force meetings.

Ms. Delahunty is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Ireland. She received her LLB from King's College, University of London in 1981 and attended College of Law, Guildford, in 1982.