Maria Szczepańska is an advocate admitted to practice in Poland and a senior associate in the dispute resolution department of Rymarz Zdort.
She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 2011, also completing a course in European and French law at the Centre for French Law Studies co-organised by the University of Warsaw and Université de Poitiers. She also completed post-graduate studies in white-collar defence & investigations at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow in 2016. Prior to joining Rymarz Zdort, formerly known as Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Paweł Rymarz sp.k., in 2014, she worked in several Warsaw-based law firms. She qualified as an advocate in 2015.
Maria Szczepańska specialises in litigation with a particular focus on white-collar crimes. She has broad experience in representing clients both at the stage of investigation and in trial.
Her experience in criminal proceedings includes advising in connection with high-profile criminal matters, in which she has represented both the injured parties and defended those suspected of as well as already charged with wrongdoing (including members of the management board of companies). She represents clients in cases connected with money laundering, bribery and corruption, fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties, insider trading, and violations of personal rights. Additionally, Maria has experience with the implementation of preventative measures and the introduction of internal compliance procedures aimed at identifying instances of bribery, corruption and money laundering to reduce the risk of criminal liability.
The prestigious legal ranking publication The Legal 500 recommended Maria Szczepańska in its 2020 edition for white-collar crime. According to the most recent report “Maria Szczepańska is another name to note for criminal issues arising from capital markets”.