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Eversheds Sutherland appoints ex-Barclays financial investigations heavyweight

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    Eversheds Sutherland has strengthened its financial disputes and investigations (FSDI) practice with the hire of TLT’s Head of Investigations & Enforcement, Jake McQuitty. Jake was previously Head of EMEA Investigations & Enforcement at Barclays where he worked closely with the Eversheds Sutherland team.

    Jake joins the 26 partner FSDI team at Eversheds Sutherland and will strengthen the firm’s contentious regulatory and investigations practice. In his time at Barclays, Jake was responsible for a number of global investigations and enforcement cases across retail, wholesale and global markets including LIBOR and FX related issues.

    Paul Worth, Co-Head of Global Litigation at Eversheds Sutherland, said:

    “We are thrilled to welcome Jake to our partnership. He is a highly experienced and talented lawyer and we have worked with him closely for a number of years as a client. I am delighted he is now joining our team. His experience of complex global market investigations is perfectly aligned to our practice as we focus on ambitious international growth.”

    Commenting on his appointment, Jake said:

    “Eversheds Sutherland is a leading international firm with clear ambition and focus. It is an exciting time to join the FSDI team as it continues to expand its client base across the US and Europe.”

    Jake has dealt with investigations led by authorities in the UK, including the FCA, SFO, HMRC, LSE, the Metropolitan Police and Ofgem. His international experience includes dealing with central banks and other authorities in Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, the UAE, South Africa, the USA and various emerging markets.

    Jake is author of The Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations published by Clutch Morae Global.

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