Noel Power#3637

Noel Power

Noel Power focuses his practice on white collar and securities litigation.

Mr. Power returns to Dechert after having served as a financial regulation and litigation associate at two international law firms. His previous experience also includes working for six years at a law firm based in Ireland.

Significant Representations:

  • Conducting an internal investigation into allegations of bribery, corruption and breaches of sanctions by a large, international FTSE 100 natural resources company, for the purpose of a self-report to the Serious Fraud Office.
  • Acting for a multinational UK domiciled bank in a multifaceted regulatory investigation involving alleged manipulation of the money markets.
  • Acting for a multinational bank on a complex and high profile regulatory investigation involving potential manipulation of the foreign exchange and precious metals markets.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.
Contributed to

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Creating an internal investigation framework
Creating an internal investigation framework
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides guidance on creating an internal investigation framework. An internal investigation is a legal process to review and identify facts relating to a specific allegation, concern or misconduct and remediate potential irregularities.

How to conduct an internal investigation
How to conduct an internal investigation
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides practical guidance on conducting an internal investigation. An internal investigation is a legal process to review and identify facts relating to a specific allegation, concern or misconduct and remediate potential irregularities.

Internal investigations and legal professional privilege
Internal investigations and legal professional privilege
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides guidance on the application of legal professional privilege to internal investigations.

Internal investigations—reporting, communications and reputation management
Internal investigations—reporting, communications and reputation management
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides high-level guidance on reporting, communications and reputation management during an internal investigation.

Data retention notice—IT team
Data retention notice—IT team
Precedents

This Precedent Data retention notice has been written in partnership with Caroline Black and Noel Power of Dechert LLP. It can be sent to an organisation's IT department at the same time as a formal document retention notice is sent to relevant staff. It is intended to ensure that data relevant to an internal investigation is not routinely deleted in accordance with the organisation's usual Records Management or data retention policies. There is a separate precedent document retention notice.

Internal investigations and fraud investigation policy
Internal investigations and fraud investigation policy
Precedents

This Precedent Internal investigations and fraud investigation policy has been written in partnership with Caroline Black and Noel Power of Dechert LLP. It provides a framework for receiving and investigating reports of suspected misconduct, particularly in relation to financial crime. Specific mention is made of fraud, bribery and facilitation of tax evasion although the policy applies to all types of financial crime. It is intended to dovetail with your whistleblowing policy and process.

Internal investigations—interview invitation letter
Internal investigations—interview invitation letter
Precedents

This Precedent Internal investigation interview invitation letter has been written in partnership with Caroline Black and Noel Power of Dechert LLP. It can be used to invite a member of staff to attend an interview. It provides detailed warnings in relation to confidentiality and privilege and makes it clear on whose behalf any attending or interviewing lawyer is acting, sometimes known as an Upjohn Warning, from the US case of Upjohn Co. v United States.. There is a separate Precedent for an interview warning

Internal investigations—sample interview warning
Internal investigations—sample interview warning
Precedents

This Precedent Internal investigations—sample interview warning has been written in partnership with Caroline Black and Noel Power of Dechert LLP and is intended for use in regulator-facing internal investigations. If a regulator or criminal agency is involved, the process for interviewing may need to first be agreed between the parties prior to proceeding.

Internal investigations—sample privilege log
Internal investigations—sample privilege log
Precedents

This Precedent Internal investigations—sample privilege log has been written in partnership with Caroline Black and Noel Power of Dechert LLP. It can be used when an organisation conducts an internal investigation. It will allow you to identify and list documents that are subject to legal professional privilege, record whether they have been redacted or withheld entirely, and the reason why. It can also be used when an organisation is subject to an external investigation.

Practice Area

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2010

Education

  • University College Cork, Bachelor of Civil Law, 2003
  • University College Cork, Higher Diploma in Management and Marketing, 2004

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