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Bénédicte Graulle


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  • University of Paris V-René Descartes (DESS in French National, European, and International Litigation 2000; DEA in Civil and Commercial Obligations Law 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Paris Bar

Bénédicte Graulle focuses on criminal litigation and criminal business law, particularly in financial and industrial matters, as well as cybercrime.

She assists clients in all stages of criminal proceedings, both as victims and defendants, in France and abroad. She also provides assistance in investigations (conducted by an investigating judge, police officers, the AMF, DGCCRF, or customs), dawn raids, and searches and seizures.

Bénédicte has significant practical experience in internal investigations and compliance, including anti-bribery, corruption, stock trading and market manipulation offenses, and anti-money laundering issues.

She advises companies and their directors on preventing criminal risk by handling risk audits on their behalf and by implementing in-house procedures, such as appropriate delegations of authority.

Bénédicte has been involved in significant criminal law cases concerning financial, political, environmental, health and safety, transportation matters (including cases that resulted from industrial, maritime, and air catastrophes), and cyber attacks.

She has launched a series of seminars on criminal law and regularly authors articles in the economic and legal press on topics related to criminal regulation and cybercrime. She also provides training on cybercrime at the Intellectual Property Research Institute (IRPI).

Prior to joining Jones Day, Bénédicte worked for 10 years at a leading French boutique law firm specializing in criminal law, which was led by the former head of the Paris Bar and one of the best known criminal defense lawyers in France. She is also a former Secrétaire de la Conférence, the moot court competition of the Paris Bar (2004).

Honors & Distinctions

  • Listed yearly among best white-collar crime lawyers in France by The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, and Option Droit & Finance

    3rd Prize in Compliance at Palmarès des Avocats — Le Monde du Droit and the French Association of In-House Lawyers (AFJE) (2015, 2016, 2017)

    Selected for Global Investigations Review's 2018 Women in Investigations survey


French, English
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