RS Legal Strategy Ltd [RSL], a leading Mayfair-based white-collar crime law firm, has joined forces with the United States’ premier independent compliance monitoring company, Affiliated Monitors Inc. [AMI]

• The alliance will bolster the reach and capabilities of RSL and AMI on both sides of the Atlantic.
• David Kirk, formerly Chief Criminal Counsel at the FCA and Director of the Fraud Prosecution Service, has joined RSL. This follows the recent addition of retired judge, His Honour Geoffrey Rivlin QC, former Special Adviser to the Director of the Serious Fraud Office. RSL now has unparalleled expertise spanning both SFO and FCA investigations.
• This new collaboration, and recent appointments, cement RSL’s position in the UK legal market as a leading provider of bespoke business crime defence and also compliance monitoring, a law enforcement strategy now being deployed by the UK government.

London, 17th April 2018. RS Legal Strategy Ltd. and Affiliated Monitors Inc. have officially launched a strategic alliance, and are already actively collaborating on a corporate monitorship of a global corporation.

RSL is one of the UK’s foremost specialist white-collar crime law firms, providing clients with immediate access to outstanding advisory and advocacy services from experienced QCs. Other professionals assist in developing sophisticated criminal defence strategies. RSL’s corporate compliance specialist help maximise the prospect of corporates being able to negotiate a satisfactory basis for a deferred prosecution agreement or, alternatively, achieving a non-prosecution outcome.

Started in 2004, AMI, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is the leading independent compliance monitoring and evaluation company in the USA with nearly 700 monitorships to its credit. This transatlantic partnership will bolster the capabilities of both firms and allow them to pool knowledge and resources to better serve their corporate clients and secure non-prosecution outcomes, Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs), or other beneficial outcomes resulting from investigations into corporate wrongdoing in the UK, the USA and Europe.

Vincent DiCianni, founder of Affiliated Monitors commented that the expansion of
independent monitoring in the UK and Europe requires a team of professional, experienced
monitors who possess the integrity and capabilities to provide in-depth and effective oversight on behalf of the government while helping companies improve. The teaming of Affiliated Monitors with RS Legal Strategy, now including David Kirk and His Honour Geoffrey Rivlin Q.C., is unmatched in meeting these requirements.

Together with the launch of the alliance with AMI, RSL has also now announced David Kirk and HH Geoffrey Rivlin Q.C. have joined their team. Before joining McGuireWoods in early 2014, David served as the Chief Criminal Counsel at the Financial Conduct Authority, where he oversaw financial crime investigations and prosecutions. Between 2006 and 2009 he was the Director of the Fraud Prosecution Service. After retiring as a senior judge, Geoffrey Rivlin QC spent three years as a special adviser to Serious Fraud Office Director David Green QC.

RSL’s Chairman, Mark Rainsford Q.C. said: “We are privileged to join forces with our distinguished American colleagues from Affiliated Monitors Inc. We are equally delighted to welcome two new distinguished professionals, our friends His Honour Geoffrey Rivlin QC, and David Kirk, former Chief Criminal Counsel at the FCA. This will strengthen RSL’s core services for corporates facing investigation into suspected corporate wrongdoing.”

With its impressive team of former regulators, leading prosecution and defence counsel, senior law enforcement officials, and its strategic alliance with AMI, RSL is in an unrivalled position to offer the highest quality advice, specialist advocacy services and corporate monitoring.