International Asset Recovery
Our asset recovery professionals
know how to "find the money," with extensive experience in
coordinating and pursuing recovery of claims and judgments
throughout the world.
Through our knowledge and
experience with international legal systems and jurisdictions, our
attorneys offer a way to overcome foreign barriers to
collection. We assist individuals, trustees and companies in
recovering losses where assets or claims have a
multi-jurisdictional focus. We have experience with the
doctrines particular to international litigation, such as
jurisdiction, conflicts of law and gathering evidence abroad.
We direct litigation pending in more than one jurisdiction and the
related legal issues, such as injunctions and witness testimony and
evidence gathering. And, our international capabilities
enable us to gather facts and evidence quickly, effectively and
Our attorneys have developed a wide
range of contracts to assist in investigations throughout the
United States and abroad. We work closely with investigators,
computer forensic experts, foreign attorneys, forensic accountants,
handwriting experts and other forged document experts. We
also work closely with federal, state and local authorities in the
United States and foreign jurisdictions who assist in the
Swift recovery is critical, and our
experience, contacts and resources allow us to move quickly and
efficiently. With our knowledge of international legal
systems and jurisdictions, we can provide our clients with a way to
overcome global bureaucratic, linguistic and cultural barriers and
recover their losses.
In cases of fraud, there is no
limitation to jurisdictions, and often these cases require a
world-wide investigation to reach a conclusion. We understand
that time and expense is often wasted because people do not know
where and how to recover a loss. The discovery of a fraud and
the ultimate success depends upon whether the misappropriated funds
or assets of the perpetrators can be recovered. Our attorneys
respond quickly in such situations, utilizing emergency
injunctions, ex-parte discovery of bank records and other written
information and expedited depositions.
- Procured material evidence and established legal basis to
support a multimillion dollar fidelity bond claim on behalf of the
New York branch of a foreign bank in a case of bank fraud and
bribery of a bank officer.
- Secured claims through Mareva injunctions and related relief in
a case of serial fraud against a group of high net worth
individuals and a related software corporation, in an amount
exceeding $12 million, including approximately $4 million in
- Discovered that a judgment debtor had created a group of
companies which he was using to transfer and conceal his assets
while we were in the process of collecting a $2 million judgment on
behalf of a major Chicago bank. Further legal action was
taken based on conspiracy and RICO.
- Recovered 95 percent of the loss within 90 days of receipt of
instructions in a $720 million circular securities, margin account
credit and check-kiting fraud scheme, freezing $35 million in
assets in the Bahamas and $6 million in New York.
- Effected approximate 110 percent recovery within 34 days of the
receipt of instructions in a $2.5 million over-draft credit and
check-kiting scheme on one of the principal Canadian banks.
- Secured a client's $2.4 million
fraud claim on a failed Nassau bank by obtaining a Mareva
injunction from the Supreme Court of the Bahamas freezing bank
assets; the next day secured a saissie conservatoire (a French
freezing order against bank accounts) in Paris, blocking funds
belonging to the bank principals.