Paige Berges is counsel in Ropes and Gray’s Anti-Corruption and International Risk group. She is a U.S. and UK qualified lawyer with broad cross-border experience conducting internal investigations, enforcement and defence. She focuses on advising clients with pre-investment due diligence and post-investment monitoring to ensure compliance with Economic Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-terrorist financing, and Anti-Corruption regulations. In addition to U.S., UK and pan-European practice, Paige brings significant experience helping clients build compliance programmes across Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and the MENA region.
Paige has a strong background in public international law and regularly advises on human rights and humanitarian law. She has long volunteered with and served as special counsel to Lawyers Without Borders, leading on projects related to human rights and governance principles, and prosecuting human trafficking and corruption cases. She frequently writes on and inputs into industry fora on the intersection between financial crime compliance and ESG, including countering the effects of wildlife trafficking and negative impacts on human rights.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, she worked at CDC Group Plc, the UK’s Development Finance Institution, and Barclays Investment Bank, where she was responsible for financial crime compliance and sanctions across business lines. From 2007-2015, she practiced litigation and white collar in New York.