Ellen Lake specialises in investigations, crisis management and risk advisory - advising in particular on financial crime, white collar crime, compliance failings, internal investigations, contentious regulatory matters and cyber security.
Her work covers crisis management, internal risk management and enforcement defence in multiple sectors. She has worked on a broad range of actions brought by UK authorities, as well as on complex cross-border investigations in multiple jurisdictions, particularly criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.
Ellen works with a broad range of corporate and financial services clients and spent ten months on secondment to a major bank, where she ran a legal team providing the bank's response to a s.166 skilled person investigation into financial crime failings. She has also been seconded to the dispute resolution team of another global bank where she worked on a broad range of litigation.
Ellen is a member of Clifford Chance's Tech Group, and regularly advises clients on risk in respect of virtual assets, blockchain and cyber security. She is an L&DR lead associate for the Global Cyber Security Team.