Martha Hirst is an associate in the Litigation Department based in the London office. She is a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group and the Data Strategy & Security practice.

Ms. Hirst has experience conducting international anti-corruption investigations for large multinational companies. Her practice has a particular focus on multijurisdictional matters covering, amongst other things, anti-corruption legislation, cybersecurity and data protection matters and economic sanctions. Ms. Hirst also advises clients on high-value, complex international litigation matters.

Ms. Hirst is a co-author of “Legal Risks of Using AI Voice Analytics for Customer Service,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (January, 2023); “Debevoise Discusses What the GDPR Can Tell Us About State Privacy Laws,” CLS Blue Sky Blog (December, 2022); “California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code Act Expands Businesses’ Privacy Obligations Regarding Minors,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (September, 2022); “Data, cyber security and AI compliance: managing the evolving landscape,” The Drawdown (August, 2022); “UK, EU & US Russian sanctions considerations for insurers,” The Insurer (May, 2022); “Bank Melli opinion: The EU Blocking Regulation grows teeth,” Financial Institutions Sanctions Compliance (May, 2021); “JCPOA – A New Hope,” WorldECR (February, 2021); “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses UK’s Autonomous Sanctions Regime,” CLS Blue Sky Blog (January, 2021); “UK Introduces Magnitsky-Style Human Rights Sanctions Regime,” Compliance & Enforcement (July, 2020) and “The EPPO and International Co-Operation –– New Kid on the Block,” Compliance & Enforcement (December, 2019).

Ms. Hirst joined Debevoise as a trainee solicitor in 2017. She graduated from Peterhouse, University of Cambridge in 2016 with a B.A. (Hons) and subsequently completed the LPC at BPP University Law School.

Ms. Hirst was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales in 2019.

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales