Mark Beardsworth is a partner in Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, resident in the London office.
Mark focuses his practice in the defense of serious fraud and complex criminal matters and has been involved in prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Financial Reporting Council. These cases are often complex, high profile and international in nature. Mark has a special interest in cases with ancillary civil and professional disciplinary proceedings and has a practical knowledge of representing a client's wider interests in these situations.
Mark conducts internal investigations for corporates, regulators and other entities and advises companies and their directors on risk and governance issues. He helps clients to manage and avoid reputational and enforcement risk in a wide range of scenarios.
With over 20 years of experience Mark is recognized as a leader in the field of commercial fraud in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories. He is also recognized as a Thought and Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal and Global Investigations Review for Asset Recovery, Business Crime Defence – Corporates and Individuals, and Investigations.
Mark is Chair of the American Bar Association's International White Collar Crime Committee; an honorary member of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA); and a member of the ABA Section of International Law and The Law Society.
Mark received his LL.B from The University of Manchester. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales.