Corker Binning is delighted to announce that Claire Cross has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Claire was formerly a senior lawyer at the Financial Conduct Authority, in the criminal prosecution team, most recently being seconded to the Competition and Markets Authority.
Claire was assistant director in the Cartels and Criminal Group of the Competition and Markets Authority from October 2015 to July 2016. Prior to joining the FCA in 2008, Claire spent three years as a prosecution lawyer for SOCA/RCPO/Inland Revenue, prosecuting a wide range of cases relating to large scale drugs importation, VAT fraud, missing trader fraud, money laundering and CITES offences.
Claire brings to Corker Binning considerable and proven experience in complex FCA and CMA regulatory investigations, insider dealing, market manipulation and cartel cases, misleading statements, and anti-bribery and corruption. She also has particular expertise in extradition and cross-jurisdictional investigations—broadening the firm’s white-collar crime practice and international offerings.
Claire, said: “I am delighted to be joining the Corker Binning team. As a leader in the white-collar crime arena, the firm provides exciting prospects for future development, as well as great overlap with my existing practice. I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues, who are all stand-out individuals in their respective fields.”
Partner Peter Binning, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Claire to Corker Binning. She is highly respected and her experience and knowledge of white-collar crime, especially her expertise in complex FCA and CMA regulatory investigations, will be a valuable addition to our team.