Glyn Powell

Glyn Powell is a criminal lawyer with extensive experience in complex, highly sensitive, and high-profile economic crimes. He has advised on investigations conducted by police, revenue authorities, and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). He has been involved in policy development in cutting-edge areas such as proceeds of crime and disclosure and has developed a network of contacts in government, regulatory authorities, overseas law enforcement, and the domestic criminal justice system. He has represented the SFO at a number of conferences and spoken widely on the implementation of the UK Bribery Act.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Glyn served at the SFO for six years, including as head of the Fraud Business Area. During this time he successfully led a number of investigations into boiler rooms, venture capital funds, overseas bribery allegations, and cold cases. Most notably, he managed a long-term SFO project to provide technical assistance to Uganda in tackling corruption issues; oversaw the City Fraud Area, where he created a highly effective business area delivering a number of successful prosecution outcomes; pursued the investigation into the U.K. aspects of the Bernard Madoff investment fraud, which was valuable in assisting the DOJ in quantifying the loss arising from the fraud and identifying assets that have been recovered for investors; and executed search warrants in Barcelona, Spain closing down operating boiler rooms that resulted in 10 prosecution cases and two principal defendants convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment. [1]