Financial crime lawyer Judith Seddon has left Clifford Chance after a decade at the firm to join Ropes & Gray as a partner.

Seddon will be co-head of the Ropes’ London international risk practice alongside Amanda Raad.

Raad said: “After working alongside Judith for years, I have witnessed firsthand her superior substantive expertise and ability to exceed client expectations.  She is the perfect fit to help drive forward our growing global financial crime and international risk practice. As companies doing business in the UK come under increased scrutiny from UK enforcement authorities on issues related to corruption and fraud, Judith’s unparalleled experience will be immensely beneficial in navigating clients through potential enforcement landmines.”

Seddon specialises in UK and cross-border regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions, with a particular focus on the financial services sector. 

She qualified in 1997 and was a partner at Russell Jones & Walker (now Slater & Gordon) before joining Clifford Chance in 2008.