Kasowitz Attorneys Co-Author Article on Russia Sanctions Bills and its Impact on Asset Forfeitures on Law360
Kasowitz Benson Torres partners Robin Rathmell and Jason M. Short and associate Scott Christopher have co-authored “How Russia Sanctions Bills Could Reshape Asset Forfeiture,” published in Law360. In the article, the authors discuss the proposed U.S. Congressional legislation, Make Putin Pay Act, H.R. 5925, and how it would affect the current U.S. sanctions landscape if enacted. In addition, the authors provide guidance and tactics for lawyers in the international law and economic sanctions law sectors.
Robin Rathmell, partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres, is an international litigator representing high net worth individuals and institutions in litigation involving allegations of fraud, money laundering and other forms of misconduct. Dual-qualified as an English barrister and U.S. lawyer, Mr. Rathmell formulates offensive and defensive global litigation strategies for international clients, including in relation to civil and criminal asset forfeiture, trusts, commercial and insolvency litigation, INTERPOL, and international sanctions regimes. He is ranked Band 1 for Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals in Chambers’ High Net Worth Guide, and as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500, Law.com’s Private Client Global Elite, Citywealth and Spear’s 500.
Jason Short, partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres, represents high net worth individuals with global business interests in matters related to cross-border government investigations, sanctions designations, regulatory enforcement actions and related civil litigation spanning the Americas, Asia, Europe and major offshore financial centers. He focuses on matters involving asset forfeiture and confiscation proceedings, where he regularly performs asset tracing and recovery initiatives, often with hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars at stake. Mr. Short is recognized in The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Law.com’s Private Client Global Elite.
Scott Christopher, associate at Kasowitz Benson Torres, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, white collar defense and investigations, and international litigation, including cross-border government investigations, sanctions designations, and regulatory enforcement actions.