Former Deutsche Bank Head of Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Joins Gibson Dunn in Hong Kong

January 25, 2024

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Williams has joined its Litigation, Global Financial Regulatory, and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups as an of counsel in the Hong Kong office.

“We are excited to welcome Jocelyn to Gibson Dunn,” said Sébastien Evrard, Partner in Charge of Gibson Dunn’s Hong Kong office. “She is an accomplished practitioner, and the breadth and depth of her experience will further bolster our formidable disputes and regulatory offering in Asia.”

Brian Gilchrist, partner and member of the firm’s Litigation and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups, added: “Her experience in managing the litigation and regulatory enforcement docket at one of the world’s largest financial institutions makes her skillset particularly valuable in navigating the market. She is an excellent addition to the firm.”

Jocelyn’s hire follows two internal promotions within the Hong Kong office’s Global Financial Regulatory, and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups. As of 1 January, Emily Rumble (Global Financial Regulatory) and Ning Ning  (White Collar Defense and Investigations) are the office’s newest of counsel. The hire of Jocelyn, and promotions of Emily and Ning, reinforces Gibson Dunn’s market-leading regional disputes and regulatory teams, with over 30 members across Asia.

About Jocelyn Williams

Jocelyn has 20 years of multi-jurisdictional disputes experience advising a range of banks, securities firms, Big Four accounting firms and corporates on litigation, contentious regulatory and insolvency matters. Before joining Gibson Dunn, Jocelyn served as in-house counsel for nine years at Deutsche Bank, where she headed its Asia-Pacific Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement team, covering 15 jurisdictions. In that role, she advised senior management across all business lines within the bank on all dispute related matters, including in respect of regulatory enquiries and investigations, high stakes litigation, mis-selling and breach of duty claims, antitrust issues, debt enforcement, fraud, insider dealing, operational incidents and misconduct.

She has extensive recent experience managing domestic and cross-border litigations, regulatory investigations by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Hong Kong Competition Commission, enquiries by the Hong Kong Police, Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB) and Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), and internal investigations arising out of systems and controls failures, employee misconduct and whistleblowing.

Jocelyn is qualified to practice in both Hong Kong and Australia.

About Gibson Dunn’s Disputes and Regulatory Practices in Asia

In recent years, Gibson Dunn has grown its Disputes and Regulatory practices in the region significantly. Adding to its already well-established and top-ranked White Collar Defense and Investigations practice, the firm made a number of hires to complete its now full-service offering. Leading Hong Kong litigators Brian Gilchrist and Elaine Chen brought in a team from their previous firm in 2020. Later that same year, Connell O’Neill  joined to spearhead the region’s Privacy and Cybersecurity team. William Hallatt joined with his cross-border Hong Kong/Singapore Financial Regulatory team in 2021. In 2022, David Wolber joined in Hong Kong from HSBC to lead the firm’s International Trade practice in the region. Jocelyn has joined what has become a formidable team with the ability to provide clients with the customized advice they need, as well as the highly-valued international perspective Gibson Dunn is known for.