Deborah Finkler

Managing Partner
Joined firm 1986. Partner since 1991.

As our Managing Partner, Deborah is responsible, with our Senior Partner, for developing and promoting the firm’s strategy and practice, and with our COO for overseeing the strategic running of the firm. She works closely with our relationship firms globally and is a member of the firm’s Partnership Board.

Before taking on her current role, Deborah was formerly the head of both the Disputes group and the Global Investigations group at Slaughter and May. She has acted for many major financial institutions across a spectrum of contentious matters, including acting for major financial institutions in relation to LIBOR and FX. Deborah has also led our teams on various financial crime and mis-selling enforcement actions brought by the FCA.

Deborah is recognised as an Eminent Practitioner for Banking Litigation and Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory in Chambers and Partners 2023. She is also listed as a Hall of Fame individual for Commercial Litigation, Banking Litigation and Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory in Legal 500 2023.

Deborah has been a member of the Commercial Court Users Committee since 2011. She has written numerous articles, given talks and appeared on panels in the UK and the US on a range of subjects including Commercial and Banking Litigation, Private Equity, Regulatory Investigations and Crisis Management. She edited The Banking Litigation Law Review.

Deborah is co-chair of Legal Core, a cross firm collaboration on race and ethnicity, promoting diversity in law firms.