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Polly Sprenger

Partner
polly.sprenger@kattenlaw.co.uk
London Office
p+44 (0) 20 7770 5214
Overview

Polly Sprenger is a White Collar, Investigations and Compliance and Financial Services partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP. Polly focuses her practice on corporate crime matters, including civil and criminal litigation, asset recovery, public advisory work, and internal and criminal corporate investigations. She represents corporate and financial services industry clients conducting investigations into allegations of commercial misconduct, including fraud, corruption, money laundering and other criminal offences. Polly leverages her internal investigation experience to help financial services clients in navigating regulatory issues. She also advises on civil and criminal remedies in relation to a range of misconduct, including bringing and defending public and private prosecutions; production, disclosure, and freezing orders; civil recovery and asset tracing; and evidential considerations of conducting internal investigations.

Polly represents corporate clients conducting investigations into allegations of commercial misconduct, including fraud, corruption, money laundering and other criminal offences and advises on civil and criminal remedies in relation to a range of wrongdoing. She also conducts internal and cross-border investigations involving suspected corruption, theft of commercial data, accounting fraud and tampering with safety equipment. With respect to data protection, she provides counsel on commercial and regulatory work with an emphasis on technology, intellectual property and privacy.

In 2016, Polly was recommended in The Legal 500 United Kingdom in civil fraud, corporate crime and white collar crime and lauded as being a "commercially minded expert in the field," who is "very good at understanding how the civil and criminal processes can work in tandem." Additionally, she is noted for being "extremely committed with an impeccable eye for detail" and named as one of the top 100 women worldwide (2015 Global Investigation Review).

Polly previously served as Head of Strategic Intelligence at the UK Serious Fraud Office and worked for several years as a corporate investigator and investigative journalist.

Shown below is a selection of Polly’s engagements.

Recognition

Top 100 Women Worldwide

Top 100 Women Worldwide, 2015 Global Investigation Review
Legal 500 - UK Individual, 2015-2017
Books
November 2016
Co-author, Arlidge and Parry on Fraud, 5th Edition
December 2014
Author, Deferred Prosecution Agreements: The Law and Practice of Negotiated Corporate Criminal Penalties
December 2013
Co-author, Arlidge and Parry on Fraud, 4th edition
Polly  Sprenger

Education

  • BPTC, City Law School
  • GDL, The University of Law, London Moorgate
  • BIS, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales

Recognition

Top 100 Women Worldwide

2015 Global Investigation Review
Legal 500 - UK Individual
2015-2017
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Memberships

  • Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn