Senior Associate, Mayer Brown International LLP

James Ford is a senior associate at Mayer Brown and is a member of the Firm’s White Collar Defence & Compliance practice [which represents corporations, boards of directors, board committees, executives and public officials in criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings around the world.]

James focuses on regulatory compliance, transactional advice and investigations in the areas of economic sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption and money laundering. He has advised corporates across a range of sectors, including energy, mining and extractives, finance, defence, and transport. He has also advised a range of financial institutions, insurers and brokers.

James advises clients on: designing and implementing compliance programmes; compliance programme reviews; designing and delivering training; conducting investigations; drafting and submitting disclosures; liaising with regulators and supporting licence applications; and transaction due diligence.

His experience includes in-house experience in four different sectors. He has been seconded to: the sanctions team of a European bank; the group legal team of a European-headquartered mining company; the group export controls team of a major defence company during the term of a Consent Agreement with the US State Department; the disputes team of a major international bank; and the bribery and corruption team of a global oil and gas company.

James sits on the board of Transparency International UK and also established and leads the Transparency International Professional Supporters (TIPS) Network, a volunteer initiative of professionals, academics and students aimed at supporting Transparency International’s advocacy and outreach efforts.

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My Sessions

Move Towards Sanctions for Cyber, Corruption, Election Fraud, Climate Control and Human Rights: What to expect in 2022?

25 January 2022, 13:15 - 14:00 GMT


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