U.K. Serious Fraud Office’s Satnam Tumani will is joining Kirkland & Ellis in London.
Tumani, a 17 year veteran of the SFO, was the lead U.K. prosecutor of major domestic and international fraud matters.
“I am sorry to see Satnam leave the SFO,” said SFO director David Green. “I greatly appreciate the significant contribution that Satnam has made to the SFO over many years. He leaves with my encouragement and support for his future career and I am sure he will be a great asset to Kirkland & Ellis.”
Tumani is a leading authority on extradition, corporate and individual plea negotiations, concurrent jurisdiction, international joint investigation teams, the use of serious crime prevention orders and the cooperating defendant provisions of the Serious Organised Crime & Police Act.
“The prosecution of corporate bribery and corruption is a relatively recent development in the U.K., and there are few prosecutors with Satnam’s range of experience,” said Chris Colbridge, a partner in Kirkland’s dispute resolution practice in London.
Tumani holds a law degree from Brunel University in London.
After completing law school, he commenced his training contract at the SFO in 1998.