Lindsay Sykes is a partner and leads the compliance and international arbitration teams.
As part of her compliance practice, she assists clients with all aspects of risk management and anticorruption compliance, including corruption risk assessments, analysis and testing of anticorruption and ethics policies, transactional and third-party due diligence, anticorruption and compliance training, and internal investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery and other corporate misconduct.
In the international arbitration realm, Lindsay advises on highly complex, high-stakes disputes. She is an expert in analysing and communicating complex information in a cross-border legal context.
Prior to joining PPO, Lindsay was an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she represented clients in a wide range of cross-border matters, including in investigations by US regulators into allegations of illegal corporate practices, as well as complex commercial disputes. She has led on-the-ground investigations for Fortune 500 companies and international financial institutions throughout the world.
Lindsay obtained her law degree from the George Washington University School of Law in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Virginia in 2003.
Lindsay is a member of the Steering Committee for Latin America of The Pledge, an international initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation in arbitration, and an Officer of the Structured Settlements Subcommittee of the International Bar Association’s Anticorruption Committee. In 2019, Lindsay was recognised by Chambers and Partners as the Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year for Bolivia, for her efforts to promote gender diversity within PPO and the legal community.
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