Neil Gerrard: The Ace Legal Strategist of Dechert LLP

Neil Gerrard is a highly skilled lawyer who focuses on white collar crime and investigation. He graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with honors in 1988, and gained his law degree from the Chester College of Law in 1989. Neil Gerrard has over fifteen years of experience in the field; Gerrard previously worked with the DLA Piper Global Law Firm, and was a partner at Dechert LLP for over 10 years. Gerrard was an invaluable partner of Dechert LLP, a world renowned legal firm operating in the difficult field of international law. 


Neil Gerrard served as the global co-head of the company’s white-collar and securities litigation practices, and across his career at Dechert he was instrumental in settling numerous cases and investigations. One of the most high profile in recent memory was the investigation into Airbus SE by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, France’s Parquet National Financier, the US’ Department of Justice and the US Department of State. Neil Gerrard was an important member of the Dechert team that advised Airbus during this period, assisting with reports to these enforcement agencies.


Neil’s extensive experience in legal matters has gained him positive attention from many outlets. Attorney Neil Gerrard was considered a top tier lawyer in Chambers UK’s Corporate Crime and Investigations category, and the research company praised his “outstanding strategic mind”, “great insight” and “practicality”. The Legal 500 UK, another respected outlet, has praised him as “a highly experienced and effective litigator, well respected by law enforcement and regulators alike”. Neil Gerrard is consistently rated as one of the most elite lawyers in the field of white-collar crime, and is the go-to lawyer for many companies and audit committees.

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