Clara Poglia is a senior associate 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 focus on 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 specialized 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.
Clara's recent expertise in white collar crime matters include:
- Representation and assistance to a leading global commodity trading company in a major investigation involving potential wrongdoing (allegations of corruption) harming the Client's interests and giving rise to Swiss criminal investigations;
- Representation and assistance to a former high ranking executive in proceedings conducted by a sports authority and authorities in the US and Switzerland;
- Assisting individuals and companies in the context of the Swiss aspects (MLA and national criminal proceedings) of the Brazilian lava jato case.
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 law firm. She was also active as a translator for a renowned Swiss legal magazine.