Sarah Keeling

Managing Director


Sarah Keeling is a Managing Director in BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice. She is a former senior British government official with 23 years of experience in national security across a wide range of jurisdictions, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. After leaving government service, she joined a private security firm, where she led the advisory business and ran a portfolio of multinational corporate and legal clients conducting multijurisdictional complex matters. She then moved to a professional services firm, where she built an EMEA advisory business in Europe and the Middle East focused on supporting global corporates entering high-risk new and emerging markets, providing strategic, survival-level intelligence to assess and manage risk to their operations. She has built multinational teams to conduct numerous complex multijurisdictional investigations including FCPA, asset tracing and asset recovery, and litigation support for international arbitration and disputes.

Mrs. Keeling has deep experience advising clients on their strategies for new-market entry in emerging markets and for arbitration and litigation case work, particularly in the Middle East–North Africa, Iran, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has run complex corporate intelligence-led investigations, arbitration support, and dispute resolution case work that have revolved around political regulatory or integrity issues. She also specializes in terrorist financing and in piracy and maritime security issues. While in government service, she focused on the Middle East, Iran, Russia, and international counterterrorist issues. She is a former chairman and now a council member of the RMSF, the leading Risk and Security Forum for FTSE100 in the UK.

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