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Lee O'Connell, Head of Legal and Compliance Consulting

Lee O'Connell

Head of Legal and Compliance Consulting

Practice areas

  • ES / Consulting

Practice notes

Lee is Consulting Director and Head of Legal and Compliance Consulting in our ES Consulting group working regularly on projects with FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies.

Lee specialises in Legal Strategy, Strategic Risk, Business change and transformation, Global Regulatory, Ethics and Compliance Strategy design and operational implementation, and identification of control environments and internal controls.

Recent client projects have included:

  • Designing strategic Global Risk & Compliance Frameworks;
  • Developing cultures of Ethics and Compliance;
  • Global Risk & Compliance Audits of business operating procedures, legislative provision, operating licenses and permit reviews;
  • Global Records Management legislation and retention schedules for international organisations; and
  • Operational interpretation of FCA/PRA legal and compliance regulations, design, delivery and implementation strategy.

Clients include DuPont (America), Tyco, CPP Group, Lloyds Banking Group, GE, Dollar, The Walt Disney Company, Yazaki (Japan) and Guardian (North America).

His recent Global experiences include working and speaking in USA, London, India, Denmark, Amsterdam and Sweden on Global Risk and Compliance and in the UK he has presented to The CML and The Institute of Credit Management on Risk Management and Corporate failures.

Lee lead the team on a compliance strategy project, winning The Compliance Register Platinum Awards 2013, Special Commendation for Excellence in Innovative Consultancy Services.

Lee gained a MSc Distinction in Audit Management & Consultancy, and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Lee is also a co-chair of Eversheds Sutherland's LGBT+ employee and supporters network, Perspective.