Christine Braamskamp is co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice, and co-founder and co-chair of the firm’s Culture Risk and Sensitive Investigations Practice. Ms. Braamskamp counsels multinationals and their Boards, senior executives, and audit/risk committees through their most challenging situations, where reputational, legal, governance, enforcement, and shareholder risks collide. A Dutch-qualified lawyer and UK-qualified barrister, Ms. Braamskamp brings a unique perspective to high-profile cross-border enforcement and compliance matters on a range of issues, including corruption, fraud and financial crimes, #metoo, and human rights.
Drawing on her diverse international experience, Ms. Braamskamp works with clients through a broad range of compliance, investigations, and white-collar matters. Most notably, Ms. Braamskamp:
- Helps corporate clients operationalize their values by helping to strengthen ethics, integrity, and compliance functions, including conducting comprehensive culture reviews to identify governance and legal risks.
- Conducts complex internal investigations objectively and efficiently across a range of alleged misconduct, from bribery and financial crimes to toxic culture and inappropriate behavior. She also helps organizations learn lessons from these investigations to develop and improve their compliance programs.
- Defends clients and their leaders robustly through interactions with relevant authorities worldwide and – drawing on extensive courtroom experience – oversees parallel civil litigation and criminal investigations.
- Advises senior executives and other individuals who find themselves subject to criminal and regulatory investigations. She has a long track record of preparing individuals for interviews and other testimony, both during internal investigations and inquiries, and with investigating authorities.
A core member of the firm’s Human Rights and Global Strategy Practice, Ms. Braamskamp’s experience ranges from representations via the Osman process to helping victims of high-profile human rights abuses vindicate their rights through litigation in UK courts. In this context, she draws upon her unique trial experience prosecuting and defending cases of violence towards women, workplace deaths, and other serious crimes.
Ms. Braamskamp also maintains an active pro bono practice. She regularly acts for individuals and frequently advises on matters with organizations, such as Lawyers without Borders and Amnesty International. She is co-chair of the firm’s Positive Workplace Committee and is an elected member of Jenner & Block’s governing committee, the Policy Committee.
A recognized international thought leader, Ms. Braamskamp currently serves as co-chair of the International Bar Association Criminal Law Committee. She is widely recognized for her work, including by Chambers and Partners UK and Legal 500 UK, with peers noting that “she is a fantastic communicator and as a result she achieves things that other people can’t achieve” and describing her as “smart and commercial in her outlook.” In 2019 she was featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2019, an annual report gathering of “the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar” and in 2018 was included in Global Investigations Review’s Women in Investigations survey, which honors 100 investigations professionals from around the world.
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