Lance Croffoot-Suede

Partner, Goverance Team, Linklaters LLP US


Lance Croffoot-Suede, a NY-based partner with more than 20 years’ experience in criminal and regulatory matters, is head of our International Governance and Development practices. Lance represents the private, public and not-for-profit sectors on all manner of governance issues, including addressing challenges relating to bribery, corruption, fraud and economic sanctions regimes. He does this through the design and implementation of governance models, education and training, and investigations when necessary.
Recent examples include: developing a governance model for a multinational mining company to reduce the risk of bribery and corruption; representing a Middle Eastern energy company to develop a governance model to reduce the risk of international sanctions violations; representing a Fortune 100 Company in its internal investigation into cross-border Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues and concurrent investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; designing a unified governance model and compliance system for an oil and gas company in Nigeria; representing an Asian NGO in connection with an investigation by USAID and related governance issues, conducting an in-depth review, analysis, and report on the governance model of a UK-based NGO operating in sub-Saharan Africa; and advising a foundation on the development of a sustainability bond to finance affordable housing in India.
Lance also regularly handles white collar criminal, government regulatory and complex civil litigation matters on behalf of clients in many sectors, and their corporate executives. He has extensive experience in criminal law, securities matters, and class action defense.
Lance is recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate Governance in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 U.S.