Stephanie is a special counsel in Gilbert + Tobin’s Disputes + Investigations group.
Stephanie’s practice spans all aspects of disputes and investigations with a focus on complex disputes, regulatory investigations, public inquiries and internal investigations. Stephanie specialises in advising and representing clients involved in regulatory investigations by Australian regulators (such as ASIC, ACCC, ICAC, AUSTRAC or AFP). Stephanie has extensive experience structuring and leading internal investigations in Australia and overseas, particularly in relation to financial crimes (anti-bribery and corruption (ABC), anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions) and regulatory risks. This includes reporting to boards on regulatory and litigation risks, whether in the context of an internal investigation, a regulatory investigation or a proposed corporate acquisition. Stephanie is often engaged to also provide specialist ABC and AML training and workshops to corporate clients.
Stephanie is a ranked individual in Anti-Bribery & Corruption by Chambers 2019, recommended in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 guide for Regulatory Compliance and Investigations. Best Lawyers 2020 also recognises Stephanie for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Criminal Defence.
Stephanie is also a co-author of the current edition of Corporate crime, fraud and investigations in Australia Multi-jurisdictional guide: Australia (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters). She is also the co-author of the Australian chapter of The Strategic View to: Business Crime 2016.