Ms. Sykes’ practice focuses on consulting on international, cross-border, and highly complex matters.
She leads FERRERE’s regional Compliance group, assisting clients in the firm’s four jurisdictions with compliance with international anticorruption regulations, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the assessment and management of risks related to potential mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. She also advises corporate clients on the design and execution of internal investigations into possible corporate misconduct, as well as on risk assessments of the practices of business partners and potential partners.
She is also a member of FERRERE’s regional Arbitration and Mediation group, and advises on case strategies and methodologies for information management and legal analysis in complex disputes. She is an expert in analyzing and communicating highly complex information in a cross-border legal context.
Prior to joining FERRERE, Ms. Sykes was an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Washington, DC, where she represented clients in a wide range of cross-border matters, including in investigations by U.S. regulators into allegations of illegal corporate practices, as well as complex commercial litigation.
- New York State Bar Association (USA)
- International Bar Association (IBA)
- American Bar Association (ABA)