Patrick Rappo


Patrick’s practice focuses on a range of corporate and white-collar crime matters, international bribery, corruption, money laundering, fraud, and sanctions issues. Patrick represents companies and individuals, and has been involved with a number of high profile investigations and prosecutions – including Global Investigations Review’s “Most Important Case of 2020”: SFO v Barclay’s Bank. He works across high risk sectors and high risk jurisdictions.

His practice includes proactive, preventative advice for corporate clients (such as compliance programme design, drafting policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments and due diligence, advising on mergers and acquisitions, as well as training and compliance audits). Patrick regularly advises on the conduct of internal investigations, and responding to government investigations and prosecutions.

He also advises international governments on changes to their ABC and AML regimes and trains their judiciary, prosecutors and investigators.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, he was Joint Head of the Bribery and Corruption divisions at the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO). He has significant experience of corporate self-reporting, acting as the SFO’s point of contact for all such reports, was involved in the changes to the SFO’s self-reporting processes, and helped introduce deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in the United Kingdom.





Patrick Rappo
Partner, Corporate Crime & Investigations
DLA Piper