Ellen has acted in connection with some of the most high profile regulatory and criminal investigations in the financial services sector in recent years, including several multi-jurisdictional LIBOR investigations and allegations of manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
She has a range of experience in relation to FCA proceedings including: acting for an investment bank in a market abuse investigation; representing the former CEO of the investment arm of a global bank facing allegations of knowing concern in systems and controls failings relating to FX manipulation; and representing a senior trader in relation to allegations of manipulation of the gilts market. Criminal work has included acting for a broker suspected of conspiracy to defraud in a major SFO investigation relating to the manipulation of Yen LIBOR. She has also acted for clients in relation to investigations by authorities in a number of other jurisdictions, including the US Department of Justice and FBI and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Other work has included: advising international trading companies and financial services firms in relation to bribery and corruption; advising a professional standards body in relation to disciplinary procedures; advising on corporate governance and systems and controls; acting for a financial services firm in connection with a criminal fraud investigation; and advising on consumer credit regulation.
Ellen writes regularly for industry publications on regulatory matters.