Elizabeth Clay 

Associate – London
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Elizabeth is a senior lawyer in Cadwalader’s Litigation Group, based in London.

Elizabeth has substantial experience in banking and financial services litigation, contentious regulatory and white collar matters. Clients include those in the financial services, technology, telecoms and media sectors.  Elizabeth has experience advising on matters including contractual disputes, shareholder claims, regulatory and internal investigations, international arbitration, judicial review and complex jurisdictional issues.  She provides risk and reputation management advice and has particular expertise in contentious regulatory issues.  In 2015, Elizabeth successfully completed the Regulation and Compliance module of the well-regarded Chartered Institute for Securities Investments Diploma.

Elizabeth has substantial in-house experience, in 2015 she was seconded to a leading US investment bank in London, where she implemented the senior managers regime, and advised on a range of corporate governance, contentious regulatory and litigation issues.  In 2008, Elizabeth was seconded to the global research division of an international bank in a risk management role dealing with regulatory, compliance and contentious issues.

Elizabeth started her legal career at White & Case, London, where she trained and practised in the litigation team, for eight years.  During that time, Elizabeth was the lead associate in defending high-profile US extradition proceedings through to the House of Lords.  She subsequently joined Bird & Bird in London where she was a senior advisor on a range of commercial litigation and financial services matters, including the RBS rights issue group litigation. Shortly before joining Cadwalader, Elizabeth held an interim role as senior litigation counsel at Vodafone.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Nottingham with an LLB in Law (with American law), having undertaken a masters-equivalent course at the University of Texas in Austin.  She also completed the Regulation and Compliance course at the Chartered Institute of Securities Investments.

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