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Mark Beardsworth

Mark Beardsworth

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLPDashwood House69 Old Broad StreetLondonEnglandEC2M 1QS

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mark Beardsworth is a top name in the business crime space and receives glowing praise from peers who hail him as “highly experienced, cool under pressure, clever and pragmatic”.


Biography

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Mark Beardsworth is co-head of Brown Rudnick’s global white-collar crime and regulatory investigations department. Mark focuses his practice in the defence of serious fraud and has been involved in prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Customs, the Financial Reporting Council and the Environment Agency. Mark has a special interest in cases with ancillary civil and professional disciplinary proceedings and has a practical knowledge of representing a client's wider interests in these situations.

Mark conducts investigations for corporates, regulators and other entities and advises companies and their directors on governance issues. He helps clients to avoid compliance and criminal risk in a wide range of scenarios.

Mark is recognised as a leader in the field of criminal fraud for both corporates and individuals in the The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mark Beardsworth is a top name in the business crime space and receives glowing praise from peers who hail him as “highly experienced, cool under pressure, clever and pragmatic”.

Biography

Mark Beardsworth is co-head of Brown Rudnick’s global white-collar crime and regulatory investigations department. Mark focuses his practice in the defence of serious fraud and has been involved in prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Customs, the Financial Reporting Council and the Environment Agency. Mark has a special interest in cases with ancillary civil and professional disciplinary proceedings and has a practical knowledge of representing a client's wider interests in these situations.

Mark conducts investigations for corporates, regulators and other entities and advises companies and their directors on governance issues. He helps clients to avoid compliance and criminal risk in a wide range of scenarios.

Mark is recognised as a leader in the field of criminal fraud for both corporates and individuals in the The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Investigations 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mark Beardsworth is a highly accomplished white-collar crime practitioner to whom peers “often refer matters with great confidence in conflict situations”.

Biography

Mark Beardsworth is a partner in Cadwalader’s white collar defence and investigations group, resident in the London office. 

Mark focuses his practice in the defence of serious fraud and criminal matters and has been involved extensively over the past twenty years in prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office. He is also experienced in matters before the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Financial Reporting Council.

Mark represents corporates and senior director groups in significant matters of criminal misconduct and alleged misdemeanour. He conducts internal investigations for corporates, regulators and other entities and advises companies and their directors on governance issues. He helps clients to avoid compliance and criminal risk in a wide range of scenarios. Many of his cases are international in scope and attract significant media attention. 

He has a special interest in cases with ancillary civil and regulatory proceedings and has a practical knowledge of representing a client's wider interests in these situations. 

Mark is recognised as a leader in the field of commercial fraud in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories. He also was recognised as a global leader in Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2019 and Business Crime Defence – Corporates and Individuals 2019, and a thought leader in GIR 2019 and Investigations. Mark is chair of the American Bar Association's international white collar crime committee; a representative of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA); and a member of the ABA Section of International Law and The Law Society. 

Mark received his LLB from The University of Manchester. He is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

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