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 multi-jurisdiction anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering investigations.

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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