Charlotte Gunka

Associate, Paris



Charlotte Gunka is an associate in the White Collar/Investigations practice of the Paris office of White & Case. Charlotte represents domestic and foreign clients in cross-border white collar crime and regulatory matters.

Charlotte regularly acts as a court appointed counsel for indigent clients in the context of immediate summary trials and plea bargaining proceedings held before the Paris Criminal Court. She also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Prior to joining White & Case, Charlotte was a litigation associate in the white collar and regulatory defense and international dispute resolution groups of a leading American law firm based in Paris. She also worked at the Financial Integrity Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Legal Department in Washington, D.C., where she gained in-depth experience on compliance-related issues.

Charlotte co-authored several articles on the latest anti-corruption developments in France, and a technical assistance report on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) published by the IMF.

She delivers lectures on strategy for business integrity and compliance at University of Paris Dauphine, and was invited to speak on AML at Georgetown University Law Center and more recently at ESSEC Business School.

Charlotte is an officer of the International Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
New York State Bar
Master of Laws (LLM), International Business and Economic Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Master of International Affairs (MIA)
Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
Master of Arts (MA), European Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Europe


Master, Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Maîtrise/Certificate, English Legal Studies
University College London
Licence (LLB), French Law
Université Paul Cézanne, Aix-Marseille III


Speaking Engagements

Panelist on "Broken windows and new frontiers: the increasingly long arm of anti-corruption law" at the 21st Annual IBA Transnational Crime Conference in Krakow (17 May 2018)

Speaker on anti-money laundering in the context of the "International Law and the Business Lawyer" course at ESSEC (12 February 2018)

Adjunct lecturer of the Legal Strategy course of the University Paris Dauphine (in the context of the Master of Control, Audit & Reporting and the Master of Marketing & Strategy (2018)