Sacha Harber-Kelly is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s London office, where he specialises in global white-collar investigations. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn he was a Prosecutor and Case Controller at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) where he was involved in the investigation and prosecution of international corporate corruption cases since 2007. He has worked extensively with a range of other enforcement authorities in the U.K., U.S. and beyond, including the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), the U.K. National Crime Agency, HM Revenue Commissioners (and its forerunner agencies) and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Prior to joining the SFO he was an associate, partner and Head of the Professional and Financial Regulation Unit in a specialist criminal defence practice in London. As a criminal defence lawyer for almost 15 years, Mr. Harber-Kelly defended numerous fraud, money laundering and tax evasion trials and other serious and complex organised crime.
During his time at the SFO he was involved in a number of ground breaking cases, including:
Mr. Harber-Kelly has worked both independently and in collaboration with the USDOJ in directing the scope and methodology of independent monitoring and compliance remediation imposed as part of bilateral global settlements. In this context he has received reports, assessed companies’ remediation and ultimately signed off successful completions. Mr. Harber-Kelly has experience of leading teams that have assessed compliance programmes in particular testing adequacy and implementation in the context of the Bribery Act.
Mr. Harber-Kelly’s extensive experience of investigating and prosecuting global white collar crime means that he has regularly worked with overseas law enforcement agencies on nearly every continent as a method of securing overseas evidence. As such Mr. Harber-Kelly is able to counsel clients on the use by U.K. enforcers of foreign evidence or intelligence gathering avenues assessing consequent risks in individual cases.
Other achievements include:
University of East London - 2013 MSc Architecture
University of Law - Guildford - 1993 Law Society Finals
University of Southampton - 1992 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
England & Wales - Solicitor