TLT adds significant strength to its UK Financial Services team with the hire of Jake McQuitty from Barclays Bank as a partner. Jake currently heads up the bank's Investigations and Enforcement team for Europe and the Middle East. Jake will join TLT's 30 strong London Financial Services Litigation and Investigations team, headed by Andrew Lyon, in August.
Jake has extensive expertise in the financial services sector with experience as lead director overseeing some of Barclays' most important internal & regulatory investigations during the last five years. He was previously a senior associate at Hogan Lovells and Berwin Leighton Paisner.
UK financial services litigation and investigations head Jonathan Hoey said: "This is a major sector hire. Jake is highly respected and acknowledged as a leader in his field in the investigations arena. His significant experience working within Barclays adds further weight to the support we provide our financial services clients, particularly in the retail and wholesale banking sectors.
"Jake has advised on a range of large scale and complex litigation and investigation matters, with a detailed understanding of corporate and investment banking products. This deep expertise will play a critical part as we continue to grow our investigations and contentious regulatory practices."
Jake joins a 300+ strong Financial Services team spread across TLT's six UK offices. Recent hires include a team of financial services litigators from DWF in Manchester, Financial Services regulatory partner Noline Matemera in London (joining from Stephenson Harwood) and Banking & Finance partner Richard Houliston (from A&L Goodbody) in Belfast. The firm won a coveted spot on Barclays' Global Legal Panel as a 'preferred supplier' last year and counts many of the UK's leading banks, building societies and lenders as clients, providing them with services ranging from litigation and investigations through to commercial contracts and trusts and estates.