Sonya Foulds joined the firm in 2018 and is its first Chief Risk Officer.

She has responsibility for risk management across the firm and leads a global team of professionals that provides in-house legal advice in all jurisdictions on risk management and regulatory matters. She also oversees the firm’s data privacy compliance program. Sonya focuses on strategic planning and operational risk management, legal and regulatory advice, and works with the firm’s leadership team to support the development of the firm’s operations and strategy.

Sonya is a barrister of England & Wales and worked in private practice before working as in-house counsel in global law firms since 2004. She is a member of the City of London Law Society Committee on Practice, Rules, and Regulation and in this capacity works on public policy developments in the field of regulatory law for law firms.

Sonya received her BVC from the Inns of Court School of Law (now City Law School) and her Jurisprudence MA from Oxford University.