We act as special counsel to deploy an asset-focused, private enforcement operation aimed at combatting fraud and restoring lost revenue. These high-stakes, large-scale private enforcement campaigns aim to acquire competitive information regarding commercial threats, bring civil claims and induce law enforcement action.
With the highest concentration of former U.S. government lawyers located outside of the U.S. of any law firm, our team is highly experienced in conducting law-enforcement-style litigation, information-gathering campaigns, asset tracing and investigations across multiple jurisdictions.
Our firm regularly interfaces with local regulators across the globe. We have deep experience in conducting fact finding and asset investigations to persuade local authorities to initiate investigations, bring freezing orders and forfeiture requests against those suspected of perpetrating fraud against our clients. Our frequent interaction with these agencies and deep familiarity with their prosecution tactics allows our team to craft propositions in a similar manner to how regulators frame their own cases, maximizing the chances of pursuit.
Intellectual Property Infringement
Representation of a patent company in conducting investigations into a competitor’s operations, supply chains, retail networks, affiliates, trade partners, and customers in support of monetizing and protecting client’s patent portfolio.
Representation of a global energy company in a coordinated cross-border asset recovery investigation into a certain debtor’s officers and directors and their affiliated entities.
Representation of a fund manager regarding the regulatory risk of inducing foreign investment partners to perform certain corporate actions.
Representation of a global energy company in a coordinated investigation concerning potential collusion between a competitor and sovereign government.
Representation of an international company in developing and executing a cross-border asset recovery strategy against assets and targets located in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., among other jurisdictions to recover US $300 million+ taken by fraud.
Representation of a Middle Eastern sovereign government to investigate alleged sanctions and money laundering violations. Our work on this matter included advising the government on the ongoing criminal investigation and executing a global strategy to prosecute and recover assets from those involved in multiple jurisdictions.