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

Bénédicte assists clients in all stages of criminal proceedings, both as victims and defendants, in France and abroad. She also provides assistance during inspections performed by the French Anti-corruption Agency as well as in judicial and administrative investigations (conducted by an investigating judge, police officers, the AMF, DGCCRF, or customs), dawn raids, and searches and seizures. She is listed yearly among the best white collar crime practitioners in The Legal 500 EMEA and Option Droit & Finance.

Bénédicte has significant 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 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 criminal regulation and cybercrime. She also provides training on cybercrime at the Intellectual Property Research Institute (IPRI).

Prior to joining Jones Day, Bénédicte worked for 10 years at a leading French boutique criminal law firm, 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).


  • Sonepar sells Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day represented the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • Energy company implements anticorruption compliance programAfter winning a tendering process, Jones Day was retained to implement an entire compliance program for the client in order to meet the Sapin II law requirements and to support the company in the deployment of an action plan. Jones Day is also preparing the company in parallel for a potential French Anti-Corruption Agency inspection.
  • Leading American packaging company implements and updates anti-corruption program to meet Sapin II law requirementsJones Day assisted a leading American packaging company with the implementation and update of its anti-corruption program to meet the Sapin II Law requirements.
  • Talend completes IPO of American Depositary Shares on NASDAQJones 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 employeeOn 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 accountantOn 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 fraudJones 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 fundsJones 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 harassmentOn 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 fraudOn 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 accidentOn 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 headquartersJones 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 corruptionOn 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 directorsOn 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.
  • Publicaciones adicionales

    • January 17, 2024
      Préserver le secret professionnel de l’avocat dans l’enquête interne et son résultat - Compliance et Droits de la défense : enquête interne – CJIP – CRPC (Journal of Regulation & Compliance et les Editions Dalloz | Lefebvre Dalloz)
    • April 2020
      Revue International de la Compliance et de l'Ethique des Affaires"The Airbus CJIP - Result of an Exceptionnal Cooperation"

    • 12 janvier 2017
      Private equity, infrastructure, dette : soyons prêts pour les réformes de 2017 !
    • November 9, 2016
      Jones Day Global Life Sciences Conference – 2016 Issues & Trends
    • September 21, 2016
      The French Anti-corruption Bill / Loi Sapin II – Crossed Views: France – United States
    • 21 septembre 2016
      Loi Sapin II : Anti-corruption - Regards croisés France - Etats-Unis
    • September 21, 2016
      Sapin ll and International Anti-Corruption Developments
    • 5 juillet 2016
      Explosion des cybermenaces : comment les entreprises peuvent et doivent-elles se protéger ?
    • 15 March 2016
      Gestion de crise sanitaire et environnementale : anticiper, réagir, contenir
    • 17 novembre 2015
      Gestion de crise sanitaire et environnementale : anticiper, réagir, contenir
    • 6 novembre 2014
      La règle non bis in idem : quelle application pour les abus de marché ?
    • November 6, 2014
      Double Jeopardy: What about market abuse?
    • 8 avril 2014
      Jones Day Paris a organisé sa première journée "Day of Service" en accueillant deux classes du Lycée Jean Renoir de Bondy
    • 25 mars 2014
      Cybercriminalité : enjeux majeurs et solutions face à cette nouvelle menace
    • 9 juillet 2013
      3ème séminaire : Alerte : les entreprises victimes d’escroqueries internationales, une menace croissante
    • 23 avril 2013
      L’aggravation du risque pénal dans l’entreprise : comment réagir ?
    • 28 March 2013
      Fusions-acquisitions en Afrique : contraintes et enjeux
    • 26 février 2013
      L’aggravation du risque pénal dans l’entreprise : comment réagir ?
    • 11 décembre 2012
      L'aggravation du risque pénal dans l'entreprise : comment réagir ?
    • October 23, 2012
      French Industry at the Crossroads: New strategic options and legal innovations
    • 24 octobre 2012
      L'industrie française à la croisée des chemins : nouvelles options stratégiques et avancées de l'ingénierie juridique et financière