Vanessa Reid


Vanessa Reid


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Telephone +44(0)203 709 9474

Vanessa Reid is an Associate at Bright Line Law, where she works primarily on policy research for The White Collar Crime Centre.

Vanessa is a London-based US-qualified lawyer with over five years’ practice experience. She began her career as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in San Francisco, where she worked on international competition investigations and complex commercial litigation. Vanessa subsequently worked in the felony division of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, defending clients charged with serious criminal offences. Following this, Vanessa worked for two years as a judicial law clerk for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, where she handled numerous high-profile civil and criminal cases, including complex fraud and conspiracy trials. In London, Vanessa has worked as a volunteer researcher for the Centre for Criminal Appeals and currently serves as a caseworker for the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Vanessa holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, a LLM from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Wellesley College. She has published in US law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, and she is the co-author of a recent paper comparing developments in US and UK complicity law. Vanessa has been a member of the State Bar of California since 2010.


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White Collar Crime Centre’s submission in response to the Treasury Committee’s Economic Crime Inquiry

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