Alex Melia is an international counsel in Steptoe & Johnson’s London office and a member of the international regulation and compliance, and FCPA and anti-corruption groups. Her practice is focused on assisting companies in conducting internal investigations involving bribery, money laundering and other regulatory compliance issues. She has conducted numerous investigations for clients across a wide range of industries and geographies. Ms Melia also defends companies and individuals facing investigations and enforcement actions brought by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

Ms Melia has significant experience in leading compliance audits and risk assessments and helping clients develop effective anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance strategies. She also has considerable experience in advising clients on the design, implementation and evaluation of global compliance programmes.