Sir David Green CB KC

Distinguished Fellow; Partner, Cohen & Gresser; Former Director, UK Serious Fraud Office


Sir David Green CB KC is a partner in Cohen & Gresser’s London office.

Sir David served for six years as the Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office. His extended term as Director was notable for the first Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Bribery Act prosecutions, numerous high profile cross border criminal investigations working with Law Enforcement in the US, Europe and Asia, and his leadership of the SFO in a challenging political climate.

Prior to that, he served as the Director of the Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office and worked in private practice for 25 years as a barrister specialising in criminal law. Sir David was called to the Bar in 1979, and was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court and Queen’s Counsel in 2000. Before becoming a lawyer, he spent three years with the Defence Intelligence Staff, Whitehall.

Sir David has broad experience advising on issues relating to financial crime, including fraud, corruption, money laundering and the UK Bribery Act. He also advises on self-reporting, independent assessments, and deferred prosecution agreements. Sir David has been recognized by The Legal 500 UK’s guide in the Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals) and Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates) categories with the guide noting that he “offers deep cross-border investigations expertise.”

In 2018, Sir David was knighted for services to the criminal justice system.

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