Jenna Burton is a Managing Director based in the firm’s London office. She has more than a decade of experience in business intelligence, investigations, and litigation/arbitration support, with a particular focus on the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Specializing in complex global disputes, her work includes leading investigations in support of international arbitrations heard in ICSID, the ICC, UNCITRAL, the LCIA, and local tribunals, with individual claims ranging in value from millions to approximately $1 billion. Jenna has also lead investigations and provided evidence for litigation in the US, UK, and other jurisdictions. This includes successful disclosure applications under §1782. She has also provided statements and evidence submitted to OFAC, the NCA, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and other government and multilateral authorities, both in support and in defense of allegations.
Jenna’s investigations have involved government corruption, bribery (including FCPA and UK Bribery Act), money laundering, terrorism financing, sanctions violations, embezzlement, and self-dealing. She has worked extensively on matters concerning Iraq and Kurdistan, as well as the energy and telecommunications sectors.
Jenna has conducted asset-tracing investigations spanning offshore jurisdictions, MENA, Africa, Europe, and the US, including against debtors undergoing restructuring or liquidation. She has extensive experience in recovery against sovereigns, identifying assets exempt from sovereign immunity and in enforcement-friendly jurisdictions.
Her fieldwork includes identifying witnesses and whistleblowers and conducting dozens of interviews in English and Arabic. She has also worked closely with communications teams in supporting clients’ PR strategies.