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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

David Lawler is a “superb expert” who keeps “on top of every detail”. Peers praise his ability to bring “huge gravitas and experience to his accounting” work.


With over 25 years’ experience in both Big-4 and specialist firms, David Lawler’s career has encompassed the full range of commercial forensic accounting work. He is a seasoned expert witness on complex financial accounting issues and questions of viability, profitability and loss, particularly in the financial services sector. 

Frequently retained by multinationals, banks and their executives, David helps identify, investigate, understand and respond to their high-stakes financial crime and compliance challenges. He has conducted many internal investigations using data analytics to highlight high-risk transactions and to put in place best-of-breed procedures and controls to stop problems from recurring.

David has significant experience in working with companies, regulators, prosecutors and monitors when things have gone wrong, including assessing gains, fines and disgorgement, and presenting and agreeing on issues with regulators. He has assisted the corporate defence teams on several headline bribery settlements and has led teams in carrying out investigations and reviews all over the world.

A frequent writer and speaker on compliance and financial crime, he is the author of Frequently Asked Questions in Anti-Bribery and Corruption.

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