White Collar Defense & Regulatory Investigations


Jamie Symington is a partner in Brown Rudnick's global White Collar Crime and Regulatory Investigations group and practices out of the firm's London office.  A highly experienced litigator, Jamie focuses his practice on advising clients concerning compliance with financial regulations and on representing firms and individuals facing inquiries or investigation by financial regulators.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Jamie spent 18 years working at the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), ultimately as Director of Investigations from 2015 to 2018. During his tenure at the FSA/FCA, Jamie served in senior positions in Enforcement both as a policy lawyer and in investigations/litigation. His experience includes running major regulatory and civil enforcement cases in matters of wholesale, retail and market conduct, money laundering, fraud and corporate governance.  On the criminal side, Jamie was instrumental in establishing the criminal investigation and prosecution function at FCA.  He has also spent significant time dealing with international regulators and law enforcement agencies and UK government departments.

Jamie is a frequent and sought after speaker on matters related to financial regulation and investigations due to his extensive experience and wealth of insight into such matters.



Inns of Court School of Law - Bar Finals, 1990 - 1991
University of Westminster - Law, 1989 - 1990
Edinburgh University - Economics, 1985 - 1989

Bar Admissions

England and Wales


"SMCR: Waking up to Individual Accountability", IFLR - International Financial Law Review, 4 February 2019
"Enter the age of accountability", The Financial Times Adviser - July 25, 2018
Speaking Engagements
Speaker, NERA’s Seventh Annual Financial Litigation, Disputes, and Enforcement Seminar, London, UK, October 2017
Speaker, “FCA – Our Investigations – The Evolving Approach”,  Legal Week Banking Litigation and Regulation Forum, London, UK, June 2017
Keynote Speaker, “How Regulated Entities Can Help Themselves In Satisfying Regulatory Requirements” Second Annual Regulatory Summit, Jersey, UK, May 2017
Keynote Speaker, Global Investigations Review Live Conference, London, UK, April 2016
Speaker, “Internal investigations by Firms”, Pinsent Masons Regulatory Conference, London, UK November 2015
Speaker, “Cross Border Cooperation And Regulatory Intervention”, International Fraud Litigation Conference, London, UK, May 2009
Awards and Honors
Jamie is listed as a Recommended Lawyer for Financial Services: Contentious in Legal 500 UK 2020