Emily Cairns

Emily Cairns Dechert white collar litigation lawyer London

Emily Cairns


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7310 | +44 20 7184 7001


Emily Cairns focuses her practice on litigation matters, with particular emphasis on white collar and securities litigation. Ms. Cairns is particularly experienced in the investigation and defence of fraud, money laundering and corruption. Ms. Cairns was part of the team awarded “Investigation Team of the Year” at the C5 Women in Compliance Awards in March 2020.

Ms. Cairns has also worked on a number of pro bono matters including assisting with submitting an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case Windsor v United States; and drafting a report for the Human Dignity Trust on the current sexual offences laws of countries in the commonwealth and their amenability for review.

  • Airbus SE in a global investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, and subsequent coordinated settlements with the UK Serious Fraud Office, French Parquet National Financier, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of State.
  • A state government in respect of criminal prosecution strategy, asset recovery and mutual legal assistance requests further to allegations of fraud, corruption, money laundering and sanctions breaches in various jurisdictions.
  • A company under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office in connection with allegations of bribery and corruption.
  • An individual charged by the Crown Prosecution Service for allegedly perverting the course of justice.
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, Distinction
  • University College London, LL.B
  • England and Wales
  • English
  • Spanish