Sumridhi Kaur
Associate | London
Sumridhi Kaur

Sumridhi Kaur is a U.S. qualified lawyer based in London. Her practice is focused on the defense of individuals and companies in U.S. government criminal and regulatory investigations, and white collar criminal prosecutions. Ms. Kaur excels in fact-finding through fact scoping, debriefing interviews, designing and conducting document reviews, and distilling complex information into clear, cohesive written narratives. She is also experienced in plea negotiations and cooperation discussions with investigating authorities, and preparing clients for proffers and interviews.

Ms. Kaur maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily focused on representing indigent defendants facing extradition from the UK to the U.S. on federal criminal charges. Before joining Dechert’s U.S.-facing enforcement and investigations team in London, Ms. Kaur worked as a financial restructuring lawyer in Dechert’s New York office, where she represented the creditors’ committee in the Chapter 11 proceedings of LATAM, a large airline group in Latin America.

Key Matters

  • A former high-level executive of a prominent cable news television channel charged criminally with a U.S. sanctions violation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • A former employee of a leading consulting firm charged criminally with wire fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with alleged participation in an art fraud scheme.
  • An ex-CEO of a large New York bank in connection with the bank’s failure and ensuing DOJ and SEC investigations, as well as a securities class action lawsuit.
  • A bank executive in connection with a DOJ antitrust investigation.
  • A former executive of a cybersecurity firm in connection with a DOJ investigation into the company’s SPAC IPO.
  • The Chairman of an Indian solar energy company in connection with a DOJ and SEC investigation into potential FCPA and Exchange Act violations.
  • Four employees of a UK hedge fund in connection with the CFTC and SEC’s investigations of the hedge fund.
  • An executive of a crypto gambling casino in connection with U.S. compliance and enforcement advice.
    • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, B.A. (Hons), 2017
    • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2020
    • New York
    • English
    • Hindi