Rita Mitchell

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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Rita Mitchell is a partner in Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement and White Collar Defense Practices in London.  Her practice includes advising and defending corporations in a variety of criminal and civil investigation and enforcement matters, conducting complex, worldwide internal investigations in relation to bribery, corruption, money laundering, sanctions and fraud, advising on and developing and benchmarking  compliance programs, conducting pre-merger and third party due diligence, and providing day-to-day counseling and training on compliance with U.S., U.K. and other anti-corruption laws, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and U.K. Bribery Act 2010 (Bribery Act), as well as financial crime compliance initiatives more broadly.

Rita was included on the Global Investigations Review 2018 listing of the “Top 100 Women in Investigations,” and was also recognized in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Investigations-Future Leaders as an “up-and-coming star in the field.”

Outside of playing detective in her investigations work, Rita is a keen golfer (chasing the elusive single figure handicap!) and runner, theatre-goer, and music-lover.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Crisis Management
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Crime