Biography

Tom Epps is a partner in Brown Rudnick's White Collar Defense and Government Investigations group in London. Tom is recognized in the UK and internationally as a leading white collar crime lawyer specializing in business crime and regulatory investigations. He has been a partner with Brown Rudnick since July 2013 and has been involved in many of the UK’s largest and most complex fraud investigations and prosecutions over the last 20 years.

Tom has substantial experience representing those facing investigations brought by all the major UK enforcement agencies, particularly with international investigations. He is engaged on seven matters identified by the Serious Fraud Office as among its most significant investigations, nearly all of which involve substantial international dimensions.

He frequently advises companies and senior individuals facing sensitive investigations and regulatory issues and is often called on to assist suspects, whistle-blowers and witnesses in fraud and corruption cases. Tom also advises corporate clients on anti-corruption systems and controls.

Chambers & Partners UK 2018 has ranked Tom in the top two bands for his representation of both individuals and corporates in financial crime invetsigations. Sources told the guide "he inspires enormous confidence from clients and is a very deep thinker about cases" and he "stands out for his rigour, candour and ability to separate major and minor issues." Additionally, Tom was named in the 2018 Who's Who Legal list as Thought Leader in Business Crime Defence. Tom has also been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Legal 500 2017, recommending him in the field of Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime as part of a team whose "service, knowledge and understanding of relevant issues is always excellent".

Tom is a former committee member and law reform officer for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association (LCCSA). He has lectured to professional and commercial organizations including the British Bankers' Association. He is also an established speaker on the international white collar crime investigations conference circuit and has substantial publications on international investigations in the legal press.

Awards

Representation

Advising a banking executive in relation to the LIBOR investigation by the SFO and regulatory authorities.

Advising a senior trader in relation to the FX investigation across numerous jurisdictions.

Advising an overseas company operating in the aerospace sector in relation to discrete tax issues raised by the HMRC.

Advising a banking senior executive in relation to an international investigation into alleged conduct in Qatar.

Advising a transportation company senior executive in relation to a SFO investigation into allegations of cross border corruption.

Advising a UK pharmaceutical supply company in relation to a US investigation into fraud offences.

Advising a number of senior individuals in relation to corporate manslaughter and HSE investigations.

Advising a senior executive at a multinational energy and aerospace company in relation to alleged overseas corruption in a number of jurisdictions.

Advising a partner of an offshore law firm regarding a request for evidence by an overseas anti-corruption investigative agency.

Advising a senior executive in relation to a US/UK investigation into alleged bribery in the UAE.

Education

Guildford College of Law – LSF, 1992
Manchester University – LLB, 1991

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
Publications
Speaking Engagements
Professional Affiliations
Awards and Honors