Evelyn Sheehan Examines Non-Conviction-based Asset Forfeiture Regimes in Cambridge International Symposium Panel
September 12, 2022
As more governments expand their asset forfeiture authority to targets and their advisors need to learn where law enforcements include civil or “non-conviction-based” forfeiture, governments must safeguard critical due process rights. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor who was the Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Division in Miami, discussed “Non-Conviction-based Forfeiture: What Is It and How Is It Used?” at the 39th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime on September 9, 2022.
The panel included a comparative discussion of civil forfeiture regimes in countries including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Malta. Joining Ms. Sheehan were chair of the panel Stefan Cassella, former chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section in Maryland, as well as barrister and solicitor Jeff Simser, former legal director leading asset forfeiture in the Ministry of the Attorney General in Canada.