Sacha Harber-Kelly, a prosecutor with the U.K. Serious Fraud Office in the Anti-Corruption and Bribery Division, will join the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a partner in its London office. At Gibson Dunn, Harber-Kelly will focus on disputes, white-collar crime, and international and multi-jurisdictional investigations, compliance and enforcement matters.
In 2007, Harber-Kelly joined the SFO, where he has been an investigations lawyer, case controller and prosecutor, most recently in the Anti-Corruption and Bribery Division. During his tenure at the SFO, Harber-Kelly has taken cases to trial, used civil asset recovery powers and entered into DPAs to resolve individual or corporate liability. He has been centrally involved in each of the U.K.’s simultaneous global corporate enforcements to date, prosecuted the first contested case of overseas corruption, and deployed on behalf of the SFO the use of a co-operating offender for the first time.
Harber-Kelly was the SFO representative in the U.K. Government’s Working Group that designed the DPA system applicable in England and Wales and was responsible for the drafting of the DPA Code of Practice and went on to handle the SFO’s first DPA in 2015. He also has extensive experience working with the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities Exchange Commission in parallel U.S. and U.K. investigations.
He joined TV Edwards as an associate in 1997 and became partner in 2005, ultimately establishing and leading the firm’s Professional and Financial Regulation Unit, where he worked on a range of criminal matters.