Jason Hungerford is a US and UK-qualified investigations and compliance lawyer based in London. Previously based in Washington DC, Jason represents corporates and financial institutions in government and internal investigations, and he advises them on the design and testing of ethics and compliance programmes related to anti-bribery, economic sanctions, export controls, and anti-money laundering laws. In the course of his practice, Jason represents clients in enforcement, licensing and interpretive matters before OFAC, HM Treasury OFSI, HM Revenue & Customs, the Export Control Joint Unit, the National Crime Agency, and the US State and Commerce Departments.
Jason is a frequent advisor to executives and boards of directors on the role of ethics, compliance and audit in corporate governance, including the systematic assessment of related processes, behaviours, managerial culture and ethical messaging uptake. Jason's investigations, risk assessment and testing work has covered a range of jurisdictions, with most extensive work in China and Southeast Asia, Brazil, Russia, the Nordic region and throughout Europe and the United States. His experience covers a range of sectors, including aerospace and defence, manufacturing, engineering, financial institutions, energy, mining, FMCG and telecommunications.
A corporate lawyer by training, Jason also frequent advises corporates and financial institutions with respect to the financial crime-regulatory aspects of M&A, joint venture, private equity, capital markets and debt transactions, including due diligence, negotiation and post-acquisition integration.
Jason advises primarily on US and EU economic sanctions, the US Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, the UK Bribery Act, US and EU dual-use and military end-use trade controls, the UK Proceeds of Crime Act, and the UK Modern Slavery Act. Jason is a member of the Money Laundering Task Force of the Law Society of England & Wales.