Jessica Dunk is a member of Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group, based in London. Jessica’s practice focuses on corporate and financial criminal defence, contentious regulatory matters and internal investigations. Jessica has experience advising corporates and individuals facing complex, cross-border investigations investigations and prosecutions relating to allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud and other misconduct or regulatory issues. Jessica also regularly conducts pre-acquisition due diligence for various private equity funds with a focus on corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance.
Jessica joined Ropes & Gray in 2019 from a specialist criminal defence firm in London.
- Worked with a team advising a global financial institution on the SFO’s investigation and prosecutions in relation to alleged benchmark manipulation
- Represented a senior executive at an international oil and gas exploration services provider being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption
- Worked with a team conducting an internal investigation at a global environment consultancy firm in relation to allegations made by a whistleblower about the company’s tax affairs in various jurisdictions
- Conducting several internal investigations for a global pharmaceutical client in relation to various alleged compliance violations around bribery and corruption
- Advised a senior executive at a multi-national aerospace company in relation to a joint investigation by various international enforcement agencies into allegations of corruption, bribery, fraud and export relating misconduct
- Conducting pre-acquisition due diligence for various private equity funds with a focus on corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance
- Represented the Chief Compliance Officer at a hedge fund who the FCA was investigating, along with the firm and other senior executives, in relation to alleged failings around compliance and conflict management
- Maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on criminal justice and immigration issues
Prior to Joining Ropes & Gray:
- Represented two appellants in the High Court whose extradition was sought pursuant to the first, and only, extradition request issued by Paraguay to the UK in relation to a highly publicised pension fund fraud
- Acted for a former Ukrainian politician to resist extradition on politically motivated charges. Made successful representations to Interpol to ensure removal of client’s Red Notice
- Advised clients facing trial in the Crown Court for a range of serious allegations
- Represented clients in extradition proceedings before Westminster Magistrates’ Court and the High Court on appeal
- Represented clients during interviews under caution accused of offences including attempted murder, high-value fraud, money laundering, firearms offences, large-scale drug importation and various conspiracies
- Quoted, “Law Society Gazette 'Final Straws',” (April 23, 2018)
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- LLB, King's College London, 2013
- LPC, University of Law, 2015
Admissions / Qualifications
- England and Wales, Solicitor, 2018