Tracey is a partner in the London office of Boies Schiller Flexner. She is an experienced English solicitor whose practice focuses on financial services regulatory and corporate internal investigations and disputes.

Tracey has extensive experience acting on behalf of financial services and corporate clients in global regulatory investigations, representing both firms and individuals under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, and other global regulators and prosecutors. She has managed all manner of investigations, including allegations relating to issues arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, financial crime (in particular anti money-laundering, transaction monitoring and bribery), market abuse, cybersecurity and data loss/theft, tax-related and whistleblowing investigations. Tracey is adept at advising financial institutions and large corporates in all areas of crisis management.

Tracey has also led and successfully concluded significant value and high profile litigation disputes through dismissals, mediation, settlement and, where necessary, through trial.

Prior to joining Boies Schiller Flexner, Tracey was Head of Litigation Investigations & Enforcement for Barclays in the UK and EME, and held an equivalent role at GE Capital for the EMEA region prior to this. She has first-hand experience of the internal workings, needs and requirements of financial services clients when advising on a significant disputes or investigation matter.

Tracey regularly speaks at Legal and Compliance conferences on investigations, disputes, innovation, and diversity. She has sat on client advisory boards of law firms and is an active member and advocate of multiple organizations that bring together thought leaders and innovators in the field of diversity and inclusion. Tracey is currently co-Chairperson of the European Forum on Banking Enforcement, a forum which welcomes leading lawyers and senior in-house Counsel specializing in enforcement matters for financial institutions.

Tracey’s representative matters include:

  • Advising a global financial services company in investigations by the Serious Fraud Office
  • Advising a leading international financial institution in relation to a whistleblowing investigation by multiple global regulators, including the FCA and PRA, into the bank and a senior executive
  • Advising a global bank in relation to investigations commenced by the FCA into the firm’s systems and controls and regarding its cooperation with the regulators avoiding regulatory enforcement against the firm and senior individuals
  • Leading investigations into IT Security, MCOB and FCA rule regulatory breaches for a large multinational, liaising as key contact with regulator, and bringing items to conclusion successfully without negative impact to business and individual employees
  • Advising FTSE 50 and large corporates in response to Section 2 Notices served by the Serious Fraud Office, data requests from HMRC and other international authorities in relation to investigations into practices of its competitors
  • Advising a bank and a multinational in relation to cyber and data loss issues and avoiding regulatory enforcement
  • Acting for large multinational corporation in relation to an internal investigation on corruption within one of its branch offices and providing advice on compliance issues
  • Devising global Anti-Money Laundering Self-Assessment tool for a large corporate, rolling this out across varying businesses and bringing gaps identified to closure
  • Drafting materials, leading and coordinating Annual Compliance Review involving 3,500 employees in face-to-face working groups, and closing issues raised by employees
  • Defending bank in relation to a multi-million pound claim in which the Claimant alleged market abuse, price manipulation and breaches of confidentiality
  • Defending a bank in relation to a multi-million pound contractual indemnity claim and counter-claim

Speaking Engagements

In-house Innovation & Change Management - Consero Corporate Compliance Conference (November 2016)

Internal Investigations & Legal Privilege, The Lawyer, In-house Financial Services Conference 2017 (June 2017)

Litigation Management and Hot-spots in Disputes, Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit (July 2017)

The Future of Dispute Resolution, Global Pound Conference (July 2017)

Cooperation with the Regulators, Forum on European Banking Enforcement (September 2018)

Business & Gender Diversity: Are businesses ticking boxes? Legal Week Connect (November 2018)

Equality & Diversity, Legal Practice Managers Association Annual Conference (March 2019)

Leading Investigations: The view from in-house, Forum on European Banking Enforcement (September 2019)

Scrutiny of Lawyers in Regulatory & Criminal Investigations, The Lawyer Managing Risk & Litigation Conference (November 2019)

Driving A Change in Culture, Legal Business Financial Regulatory & Disputes Summit (February 2020)

Steering Committees

Global Pound Conference, London 2017

Forum on European Banking Enforcement 2018-2020 including Co-Chair 2019 and 2020

Legal Business Financial Regulatory & Disputes Summit 2019 and 2020

  • College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course
  • University of Leeds, LL.B. (Hons)

Bars

  • Solicitor of England & Wales

Judicial Assistant to Court of Appeal, Royal Courts of Justice