Shawna Pasquale is an Associate (employed barrister) in the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Criminal Defense and Litigation groups. Her practice focuses on complex white collar criminal matters, financial crime investigations, compliance reviews, and cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration matters.

Shawna regularly advises large, multi-national organisations and financial institutions in relation to financial crime investigations and cross-border enforcement actions by regulatory and law enforcement authorities. Her experience includes anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering investigations in the UK, as well as assisting in investigations under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Shawna’s commercial litigation and arbitration practice includes acting for clients in cross-border commercial contracts and fraud disputes. She advises clients across a range of sectors, including financial services and technology.

Shawna joined Morrison & Foerster in 2017 from a leading international law firm, and previously practised as a barrister at a leading commercial chambers. She was previously seconded to the litigation and regulatory enforcement team of an international investment bank for eight months and to the Financial Conduct Authority.

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