A former principal investigative lawyer with the UK government’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lloydette Bai-Marrow has an exceptional track record in leading and managing complex investigations, both in the UK and across multiple jurisdictions.
Having worked extensively on top-tier cases for the SFO and as a senior crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), she can provide strategic direction for multi-disciplinary teams, pulling an effective investigation together and driving it forward to achieve a successful resolution.
Lloydette also has experience of bringing both UK and international entities and individuals to court and expertise in negotiating extradition requests.
In her current role as principal consultant for ParaMetric Global Consulting, she advises multinationals, international and privately owned entities, small-to-medium-sized enterprises, organisations and government agencies.
Drawing on her professional insights, she is particularly well-placed to help clients navigate an external investigation brought by a regulator or law enforcement agency.
From her work at the SFO, she has first-hand experience of negotiating complex resolutions for companies that come under investigation. Lloydette was the SFO’s case lawyer on the second deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) ever entered by the government department. She played a significant role in drafting and negotiating the DPA, which uncovered decades of bribery spanning multiple jurisdictions.
Corporates under investigation for financial wrongdoing can view DPAs as a favoured legal approach to pending prosecutions. Under the agreements, which are supervised by a judge, the SFO or CPS agrees to suspend enforcement action on condition that the defendant meets the DPA’s requirements within a specified period.
However, the success of a defendant’s negotiation with the prosecutor usually depends on the strength of the legal advice and guidance they are given.
As a high-achieving prosecutor with hands-on experience of the DPA process, Lloydette can advise companies on how best to navigate this complex legal landscape – from developing a corporate strategy that enables the client to respond most effectively to an investigation, through to cultivating a positive and proactive relationship with the SFO or CPS. Importantly, she can advise on the key requirements of a negotiation.
Although Lloydette specialises in white collar crime – bribery, corruption and money laundering – she can also advise on managing other corporate investigations.
Lloydette’s experience of overseeing and successfully delivering top-tier cases across different jurisdictions means she is well placed to advise on multiple, ongoing international investigations. She has extensive international contacts and can advise on how best to liaise with the relevant enforcement agencies in different territories.
As ESA Risk’s principal consultant, she will also use her professional expertise and insights to deliver internal-facing investigations, managing the entire process discreetly on behalf of the client. With her legal expertise, she can quickly determine whether there is any substance to any allegations.
Her exemplary record as an investigative lawyer means she is uniquely positioned to offer an independent and trusted assessment of any financial issues and can advise clients on the next steps to take, setting out her recommendations in a detailed investigation report.
Lloydette has also drawn on her achievements in fighting fraud, bribery and corruption in government to develop her overseas work with ParaMetric Global Consulting. She is passionate about international development.
Closely involved in a criminal justice project in Sierra Leone, Lloydette has delivered a capacity-building training programme for the government’s judiciary and its anti-corruption agency.
In an effort to strengthen governmental institutions, she has helped upskill investigators and lawyers and also advised on the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Division of the country’s High Court.
Lloydette is also a visiting faculty member of the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna, Austria.
Drawing on her specialist knowledge and skills to support the international body’s mission to deliver and facilitate anti-corruption education and training for professionals and practitioners from all sectors, she is a key contributor to the academy’s two Masters’ programmes.
On the Masters in Anti-Corruption Studies, she delivers classes on criminal investigations and corporate and individual liability. She also lectures on the International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action.
Through her academic and consultancy work, she provides bespoke training and is also an accomplished public speaker, having presented at the Global Compliance and Anti-Corruption Summit in Brussels in 2017, among other events.
Lloydette has been admitted as a Solicitor Advocate in England and Wales.
She holds a Masters of Laws (LLM) in Law, Governance and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, which is part of the University of London.
In June 2020, she co-founded the Black Women in Leadership Network. As its director, her ambition is to significantly increase the number and the representation of senior black female leaders in UK corporate organisations.