Tom Epps is a partner in Brown Rudnick's White Collar Defense and Government Investigations group in London. Tom is recognized in the UK and internationally as a leading white collar crime lawyer specializing in business crime and regulatory investigations. He has been involved in many of the UK’s largest and most complex fraud investigations and prosecutions over the last 15 years.
Tom has substantial experience representing those facing investigations brought by all the major UK enforcement agencies, particularly with international investigations. He is engaged on seven matters identified by the Serious Fraud Office as among its most significant investigations, nearly all of which involve substantial international dimensions.
He frequently advises companies and senior individuals facing sensitive investigations and regulatory issues and is often called on to assist suspects, whistle-blowers and witnesses in fraud and corruption cases. Tom also advises corporate clients on anti-corruption systems and controls.
Tom is named in The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defense and Investigations Lawyers 2014 and selected by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 London Lawyers 2014. He has been recognized by the Chambers and Partners Guide 2015 as a leader in his field for handling of financial crime matters on behalf of both individuals and corporates. The guide acknowledges Tom is regularly called upon to "advise on business-critical investigations" and have previously described him as "someone who thrives on pressure and has excellent judgment."
Tom is a former committee member and law reform officer for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association (LCCSA), and a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He has lectured to professional and commercial organizations including the British Bankers' Association and is an established speaker on the UK white collar crime conference circuit.
Experience — Advising a banking executive in relation to the LIBOR investigation by the SFO and regulatory authorities.
Advising a senior trader in relation to the FX investigation across numerous jurisdictions.
Advising an overseas company operating in the aerospace sector in relation to discrete tax issues raised by the HMRC.
Advising a banking senior executive in relation to an international investigation into alleged conduct in Qatar.
Advising a transportation company senior executive in relation to a SFO investigation into allegations of cross border corruption.
Advising a UK pharmaceutical supply company in relation to a US investigation into fraud offences.
Advising a number of senior individuals in relation to corporate manslaughter and HSE investigations.
Advising a senior executive at a multinational energy and aerospace company in relation to alleged overseas corruption in a number of jurisdictions
Advising a partner of an offshore law firm regarding a request for evidence by an overseas anti-corruption investigative agency
Advising a senior executive in relation to a US /UK investigation into alleged bribery in the UAE