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What to expect under the new SFO Director

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 21, 2018

A new chapter began on June 4 for the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, with the appointment of Lisa Osofsky as the newest director of the SFO. In this role, she will be responsible for all investigations and prosecutions for some of the U.K.’s most serious and complex fraud and bribery cases.

The selection of Osofsky, whose wealth of experience in both the public and private sector on both sides of the Atlantic, appears to be a strategic move at a critical time in the agency’s history. “It is clear that economic crime is committed across national boundaries, and Lisa’s experience of working at an international level will enhance the SFO’s capabilities in this area,” Jeremy Wright, Attorney General for England and Wales, said in announcing Osofsky’s appointment.

Osofsky’s breadth of cross-border, public- and private-sector experience is unmatched by any former SFO Director. In the government, her experience includes serving as Special Attorney in the Fraud Section of the U.S...

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