Eversheds Sutherland has announced the appointment of Kari McCormick as partner within its financial services disputes and investigations (FSDI) group.
McCormick has over 25 years of experience, most recently building a renowned practice at Burges Salmon advising financial institutions. She also has a broad range of experience advising accountants and auditors on liability disputes, regulatory investigations and risk management.
McCormick also represents financial institutions in relation to disputes and regulatory issues including enforcement action. She joins the company’s London office from 16 March and will focus on growing the accountancy investigations practice as well as supporting financial services clients.
McCormick said she is “excited” to join Eversheds Sutherlands growing litigation and investigations team.
She said: “The team’s reputation precedes it in financial services regulatory investigations and enforcement and I look forward to growing the firm’s capability across the accountancy and auditing sector. This sector is undergoing significant change and increased regulatory scrutiny and Eversheds Sutherland is well placed to assist accountancy firms to navigate the challenges ahead.”
Paul Worth, co-head of global litigation, added: “Accountancy firms and financial institutions face constant legal and regulatory pressures from increasingly active regulatory bodies. The Financial Reporting Council is increasingly scrutinising auditors, accountants and actuaries; Kari’s invaluable experience working opposite the FRC in a number of investigations will be of great value to our clients.
“We are building a team that can advise on our financial institution clients’ numerous needs – from regulatory advice and enforcement, to investigations, risk management and disputes. Kari’s arrival adds another layer of experience to our global FSDI team, and I look forward to working with her.”