Kasowitz Welcomes Renowned International Litigator Robin Rathmell

Kasowitz Welcomes Renowned International Litigator Robin Rathmell

Kasowitz Benson Torres is delighted to announce that renowned international litigator Robin (Rob) Rathmell has joined Kasowitz as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Rathmell brings a wealth of experience leading international and cross-border disputes in virtually every area of complex litigation requiring highly sensitive international negotiations.  Dual-qualified as an English barrister and a U.S. lawyer, Mr. Rathmell represents high-net-worth individuals and institutions in litigation involving allegations of fraud, money laundering and other forms of misconduct.  He develops global litigation strategies for both plaintiffs and defendants, representing international clients in civil and criminal asset forfeiture, trusts, commercial and insolvency litigation, INTERPOL and international sanctions regimes.  He has extensive experience representing clients in matters involving global regulatory authorities, requiring the coordination of legal strategies across multiple jurisdictions. In addition, Mr. Rathmell has extensive experience managing his clients’ reputations and helping them adroitly navigate potential crisis communications issues.

Described in Chambers as “a fantastic lawyer” and “great at solving clients’ problems,” Mr. Rathmell has led numerous high-profile matters spanning multiple jurisdictions, legal systems and asset-holding structures, involving all of the world’s key offshore financial centers.  He is ranked as a leading lawyer in every major ranking publication - Chambers, The Legal 500, Spear’s 500, Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite, Who’s Who Legal, and Citywealth.  His rankings are in diverse practice areas reflecting the breadth of his practice including white collar defense, international litigation, trusts litigation, reputation management, and private client litigation.

“We are thrilled that Rob has joined Kasowitz,” said Marc E. Kasowitz, founder of Kasowitz Benson Torres.  “Rob is as impressive as they come.  He is a supremely talented lawyer and his experience handling international disputes is second to none.  We are excited to expand our international presence with Rob at the helm.”


Kasowitz’s core focus is commercial litigation. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants and have won major cases in virtually every litigation sub-area. We have significant experience representing clients in breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent conveyance, tortious interference, antitrust, unfair competition, civil RICO, securities, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, product liability, environmental and other commercial actions. Our clients include Fortune 500 and other leading companies across a wide range of industries, including private equity, financial services, manufacturing, high-tech, chemical, energy, entertainment, consumer products, pharmaceutical and telecommunications.