July 12, 2018

Jenner & Block Partners Christine Braamskamp, Gayle E. Littleton and Erin R. Schrantz are among only 100 women selected for inclusion in Global Investigations Review’s “2018 Women in Investigations.”  “The white-collar world is filled with female investigations practitioners whose reputations and résumés speak for themselves,” said GIR, “and this special serves to demonstrate the wide variety of talented women– from government enforcers to the next generation of investigators – who form part of the worldwide investigations community and we think GIR readers should get to know.”

Ms. Braamskamp’s profile notes that she became a criminal lawyer and served as a barrister before focusing on white-collar work.  “Turning to investigations work was a natural extension of that,” she said.  Today, she is a London-based co-chair of the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice.  She suggested that “support, support, support” will create greater gender equality in the legal community.  “Create the opportunity for women to continue to grow in their careers at the same time that they are growing their families,” she said.

Ms. Littleton’s profile notes that she is a former assistant US attorney with more than 15 years of investigatory experience, 10 of those at the US Department of Justice.  “Senior women partners holding leadership roles is key to creating greater equality across the legal industry, whether it’s leading a specific investigation, chairing a practice group, or serving as the managing partner of a law firm. We’ve had many women in senior leadership positions throughout Jenner & Block, and it has increased the diverse viewpoints we bring to our work and led to better solutions for our clients,” she said.

Ms. Schrantz’s profile notes that she started out doing both corporate investigations and commercial litigation.  In the past five years, her work has turned more toward international investigations.  She observed that “opportunities beget more opportunities.  I’ve had the privilege to run a global anti-corruption compliance matter, lead one of the core teams for a large investigation involving a major automaker, and run the compliance team for a monitorship of an international bank.  These have led to further opportunities running complex global investigations in key leadership roles.”