Latham & Watkins has hired Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutor Stuart Alford QC as partner in its London litigation practice. At the SFO, Alford focused on fraud and bribery matters in the financial sector and was involved in the SFO’s investigations into the manipulation of LIBOR and foreign-exchange rates. Prior to joining the SFO, he was a criminal barrister at 36 Bedford Row chambers.