Practice Groups

International Asset Recovery & Enforcement

Our asset recovery professionals know how to "find the money," with extensive experience in coordinating and pursuing complex 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, including untangling complex asset protection schemes.  We assist individuals, trustees, receivers, financial institutions, private investors, and private companies in recovering losses where assets or claims have a multi-jurisdictional focus.  We have experience with the implementation and use of multilateral cooperation agreements, international conventions and treaties, and a myriad of discovery devices to negotiate discovery and recovery across varying privacy and bank secrecy laws.


Our attorneys have developed a wide range of contacts 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 prosecution.


Swift recovery is critical, and our experience, contacts and resources allow us to move quickly and efficiently, utilizing emergency injunctions, ex-parte discovery of bank records and other written information and expedited depositions.  With our knowledge of international legal systems and jurisdictions, we provide our clients with a way to overcome global bureaucratic, linguistic and cultural barriers and recover their losses.




Representative Matters

  • Recovered 100% of lender's $4 million loss where borrower had fled to Switzerland and fraudulently transferred the business assets to Uruguay. Utilized Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty to effect recovery.
  • Effected recovery in $25 million equipment lease loan fraud by purported Indian call center business where funds diverted to United Kingdom, India, Singapore and Mauritius.
  • Recovered 100% of monies fraudulently obtained through $1 million forged and scanned check where funds diverted to the Bahamas.
  • Discovered whereabouts of fraudulently transferred funds to Bermuda in an effort by a US defendant to fraudulently protect his assets while defending a multi-million lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Discovered that a judgment debtor had created a group of companies in Canada and Barbados 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.
  • Procured recovery of money, jewelry, gold and high-end accessories for US bankruptcy trustee in single largest personal bankruptcy in western US where debtor had fled the country and secreted his assets abroad.

Industries Served

  • Automotive Manufacturing & Dealerships
  • Banking
  • Broadcast Media
  • Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Entrepreneur/Start-Up Companies
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Leasing Companies
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Service Companies
  • Specialty Finance
  • Telecommunications
  • Trading Companies


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