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Lee Williamson

Lee Williamson

Managing Director, Investigations

Lee Williamson is a former counter-terrorism officer with more than 20 years of investigative experience in the public and private sectors. He has assisted a wide variety of clients in relation to some of the largest fraud and litigation support cases in the UK over the last 15 years. In parallel with these major cases, he has acted as a trusted advisor to high-net-worth individuals on various aspects of their operations and has deployed as a field operative, project manager, and team leader in jurisdictions around the world. Mr. Williamson is a tenacious and creative investigator who employs advanced field skills in parallel with traditional research and new technologies to solve the most challenging problems. 

Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Williamson led an investigative team based in London that focused on litigation support and disputes, asset tracing, enhanced due diligence, and business intelligence, with an emphasis on gathering valuable human source intelligence. Amongst other matters, he provided long-term advisory services on physical security, investigations, and potential acquisitions for a high-net-worth individual in western Europe; identified a crucial witness to assist in long-running, multi-million-dollar litigation; assisted a nation-state in a highly sensitive international arbitration; and helped a multinational company with a significant data breach identify the source, motivation and long-term threat posed by the compromise. 

 Mr. Williamson also previously operated his own consultancy, where he provided investigative services and KYC solutions in countries as diverse as Togo, China, Finland, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, and Belgium. He assisted a wide variety of clients during this time, from nation-states to Big Four accountancy firms and European corporates. 

 Mr. Williamson started his career with a UK government agency, focused on managing and executing counter-terrorism operations. There he gained significant training and experience in overt and covert investigations as well as the ability to devise creative and effective solutions to the most sensitive and challenging investigative issues. His experience in this period of his career continues to inform his investigative approach and advice to clients in the corporate investigations sector. 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Political Science, University of Birmingham 

Lee Williamson is a former counter-terrorism officer with more than 20 years of investigative experience in the public and private sectors. He has assisted a wide variety of clients in relation to some of the largest fraud and litigation support cases in the UK over the last 15 years. In parallel with these major cases, he has acted as a trusted advisor to high-net-worth individuals on various aspects of their operations and has deployed as a field operative, project manager, and team leader in jurisdictions around the world. Mr. Williamson is a tenacious and creative investigator who employs advanced field skills in parallel with traditional research and new technologies to solve the most challenging problems. 

Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Williamson led an investigative team based in London that focused on litigation support and disputes, asset tracing, enhanced due diligence, and business intelligence, with an emphasis on gathering valuable human source intelligence. Amongst other matters, he provided long-term advisory services on physical security, investigations, and potential acquisitions for a high-net-worth individual in western Europe; identified a crucial witness to assist in long-running, multi-million-dollar litigation; assisted a nation-state in a highly sensitive international arbitration; and helped a multinational company with a significant data breach identify the source, motivation and long-term threat posed by the compromise. 

 Mr. Williamson also previously operated his own consultancy, where he provided investigative services and KYC solutions in countries as diverse as Togo, China, Finland, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, and Belgium. He assisted a wide variety of clients during this time, from nation-states to Big Four accountancy firms and European corporates. 

 Mr. Williamson started his career with a UK government agency, focused on managing and executing counter-terrorism operations. There he gained significant training and experience in overt and covert investigations as well as the ability to devise creative and effective solutions to the most sensitive and challenging investigative issues. His experience in this period of his career continues to inform his investigative approach and advice to clients in the corporate investigations sector. 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Political Science, University of Birmingham