Clara Poglia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution, white-collar crime and compliance, and internal corporate investigations groups in Geneva.
Clara's key areas of expertise and practice include white-collar crime, international mutual legal assistance both in criminal and tax matters, extradition, asset tracing and recovery, and internal corporate investigations. Clara is also specialised in regulatory and compliance issues.
Clara has acted as counsel for both individuals and corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.
Some of Clara's white collar crime highlights include: representation and assistance to a company in a major investigation involving potential wrongdoing (allegations of corruption) harming the client's interests and giving rise to Swiss criminal proceedings; representation of a corporation in criminal proceedings targeting a large Ponzi scheme and in related bankruptcy proceedings and asset recovery; representation of European corporations targeted by a request of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters addressed by the US Department of Justice to Switzerland; and representation of the same entities in the Swiss domestic related criminal proceedings.
Clara is recognized in Global Investigations Review's Women in Investigations 2018 list and is the chapter leader of the Women in White Collar Defense Association's Swiss chapter.
Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Clara was a law clerk at the Swiss Federal Criminal Tribunal (for French and Italian languages) and an associate in another Swiss business law firm. She was also active as a translator for a renowned Swiss legal magazine.