LONDON – April 11, 2019 – Two attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s London office, Barry Vitou and Anne-Marie Ottaway, were recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2019: Business Crime Defence and Investigations.
According to the publication, the Who’s Who Legal guide identifies the top lawyers and consulting experts in business law, based on recommendations from peers in the legal field, followed by a rigorous and independent research process. Only professionals who are considered preeminent in their field, and who meet the guide’s independent international research criteria, are listed.
Vitou is co-chair of the firm’s Global White Collar Criminal Defence Practice and head of London’s White Collar Defence & Special Investigations Practice. He advises clients around the world on compliance, pre-investigations, investigations, and prosecutions conducted by numerous law enforcement agencies. Vitou frequently represents clients under investigation by U.K. and U.S. law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and regularly appears on television and radio to discuss corruption, money laundering, and the UK Bribery Act.
Ottaway focuses her practice on white collar and economic crime and government and internal investigations. She advises clients on all aspects of investigations concerning fraud, bribery, and corruption, and provides counselling on implementing effective anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption compliance programs and related anti-money laundering issues. Ottaway is acclaimed for her work in defending corporate clients from fraud and bribery allegations. She served for 13 years as a prosecutor at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), where she worked on some of the UK’s largest fraud and corruption investigations and prosecutions. Ottaway also served as specialist advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 which published the report of its findings on 14 March 2019.
About Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defence & Special Investigations Practice: The firm’s White Collar Defence & Special Investigations Practice defends companies and individuals facing scrutiny from the United States or foreign governments, tackling criminal, regulatory, and other mission-critical investigations that arise from the unforgiving surveillance businesses face today. The practice includes nearly 100 trial lawyers who have tried hundreds of criminal cases and have served at the highest levels of federal and state government. The team has defended Fortune 500 companies, boards of directors, special committees, and funds and executives around the world at hearings and trials related to a variety of allegations.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognised for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.