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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).


Talend completes IPO of American Depositary Shares on NASDAQ
Jones Day represented Talend SA, a software vendor specializing in big data and cloud integration solutions, in connection with its issuance of $94.5 million of American Depositary Shares in an initial public offering on NASDAQ.

Major international company conducts investigation of alleged fraud committed by employee
On behalf of a major international company in the construction field, Jones Day conducted an independent investigation of alleged bribery by one of its employees in the context of the tendering procedure for a public contract.

French subsidiary of major U.S. company in agri-food sector conducted investigations and lodged criminal complaint regarding fraud committed by accountant
On behalf of the French subsidiary of a major U.S. company in the agri-food sector, Jones Day conducted internal investigations pertaining to fraud committed by the company's accountant, lodged a criminal complaint, and assisted the company before the French Criminal Court.

Multinational company in IT sector defends accusations of complicity in fraud
Jones Day represented a multinational company in the IT sector accused of complicity in fraud before the Investigating Judge of the Paris District Court.

Prominent African businessman represented before Special Criminal Court of Yaounde regarding embezzlement of public funds
Jones Day is assisting a prominent African businessman in a case of alleged embezzlement of public funds before the Special Criminal Court ("Tribunal Criminel Spécial") as well as the Supreme Court of Cameroon.

French subsidiary of U.S. company in transportation sector conducts investigation regarding potential internal moral and sexual harassment
On behalf of the French subsidiary of a U.S. company in the transportation sector, Jones Day conducted internal investigations pertaining to alleged moral and sexual harassment committed by a French director.

French subsidiary of major U.S. company investigates identity theft and fraud
On behalf of the French subsidiary of a major U.S. company in the consumer goods field, Jones Day conducted in-depth investigations pertaining to identity theft and fraud.

French subsidiary of prominent U.S. company conducts investigations related to workplace accident
On behalf of the French subsidiary of a major U.S. company in the consumer goods field, Jones Day carried out several internal investigations to identify any internal breaches and assess the potential criminal risk related to a workplace accident.

Information technology company defends litigation following searches of headquarters
Jones Day is assisting the French subsidiary of a leading U.S. IT services company during important searches carried out at its headquarters pursuant to the request of a competing company, and during the subsequent litigation before the Commercial Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

French investment fund considers potential risk stemming from investment in company where CEO faces prosecution for corruption
On behalf of a French investment fund, Jones Day conducted investigations to assess the criminal risk for its client that could arise from the prosecution on corruption grounds of the CEO of one of the companies in which the Fund has invested.

French manufacturer of industrial equipment conducts investigation of alleged moral harassment committed by one of its directors
On behalf of a French manufacturer of industrial equipment, Jones Day conducted internal investigations to collect evidence demonstrating that an employee's allegations of moral harassment were misleading.

Speaking Engagements

  • September 21, 2016Sapin ll and International Anti-Corruption Developments
  • 15 March 2016Gestion de crise sanitaire et environnementale : anticiper, réagir, contenir
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