Richard J. Peay, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, focuses on government enforcement defense matters and cross-border representations involving ultra-high-net-worth individuals in Kobre & Kim’s office in Washington, D.C.
Under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, Mr. Peay has extensive experience working on issues related to extradition, mutual legal assistance treaties, sanctions, political corruption, embezzlement, money laundering and asset forfeiture. All of his work has an international element and, given the complex nature of the assets and fact patterns involved, typically span several jurisdictions, legal systems and asset-holding structures. Mr. Peay recently assisted in the representation of two high-profile businessmen in implementing defensive strategies with respect to sovereign-driven asset confiscation, extradition, investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, and INTERPOL notices.
Mr. Peay has also provided support in the firm’s representation of a high-profile businessman and his family members in relation to criminal charges and civil asset forfeiture proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as additional legal proceedings in Switzerland, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand and various other countries, involving several billions of USD in controversy.
Mr. Peay received his AB from Princeton University.