Julie Zorrilla works on complex cross-border financial and criminal matters, including asset recovery, embargo and index manipulation (LIBOR and SSA), involving top executives of global foreign and French financial institutions. She handles large-scale corruption and compliance matters advising on both legal and crisis management for corporations with global operations. She is involved in assisting Stéphane de Navacelle in connection with his appointment as Expert pursuant to World Bank Negociated Resolution Agreement.
Julie leads the firm’s extradition and Interpol practices, advising both individuals and states in connection with European Arrest Warrants, International Arrest Warrants and Red Notices. She participates in determining the strategy for and the implementation of internal investigations. She assists companies with activities on a global scale at all procedure stages, by advising both in terms of legal and communication strategy. She also has expertise in compliance.
Julie became Counsel in 2019 and Partner in 2020. She previously worked in the Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 2012 and as a trainee Auditor at the Paris Court of Appeal in 2011.
Representing a former VP Subsea in criminal investigations (US DOJ, US SEC, Brazilian authorities, SFO, PNF) related to allegations of corruption implicating a business partner.
Representing a leading multinational telecommunications infrastructure group in an investigation (PNF) into alleged corruption.
Conducting an internal investigation within a multinational company, world leader in the field of glasses, following the discovery of an accounting fraud.
Advising several individuals in connection with a request to Interpol to delete the issuance of red notices.
Representing a senior executive of a major French bank in multi-jurisdictional investigations (US DOJ, US CFTC, UK FCA, European Commission) in connection with index manipulation (Euribor, Libor).
Reviewing a French-based global Digital Infrastructure Specialist Group’s Compliance Program.
Paris Bar (2013)
Paris Institute of Criminology (2010)
University Paris II Pantheon-Assas (Master 2, 2009)
University Paris X (Master 2, 2008)
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Association des Avocats Pénalistes).
Avocats sans frontières France.
Women’s White Collar Defense Association – Member of the French chapter.
Recognized as one of a hundred exceptional women in the white-collar world by Global Investigations Review (2021-2023)
Identified by Les Echos as :
Leading individuals in Criminal Defense (Best Lawyers 2022)
Identified among Leading individuals by The Legal 500 in EMEA (2018)
Recognized as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal:
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