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  • Represented a limited liability company in prosecution of claims against former partner and defended against counterclaims asserted by same partner with respect to ownership and investment in series of fitness centers. Successfully obtained multimillion dollar verdict on behalf of client following four week jury trial in federal court.

  • Representing a Fortune 500 insurance company in the millions of dollars of fraudulent claims through civil RICO actions, criminal investigations and prosecutions, avoidance of fraudulent transfers, and other post judgment enforcement proceedings.

  • Serving as interim chairman of a privately held company indicted for fraud, and implementing a corporate compliance program culminating in the successful sale of the assets of the company and the acquisition by a prestigious successor company.

  • 110% recovery for individual client, piercing a complex maze of domestic and international entities managed by the target and the Ponzi scheme related thereto, utilizing TROs, Receivership, Charging Orders and covert infiltration into the target's $4MM residence.

  • Forcing the involuntary bankruptcy, liquidation, and federal criminal investigation of a major real estate developer on behalf of the near largest office property developer and management company in the US, leading to full recovery of amounts due to our client.

  • Comprehensive internal investigation for municipality client relative to alleged corruption by high-ranking government official, including misappropriation of assets, misuse of State and Federal government grants and related fraud leading to criminal prosecution and conviction.

  • Secured a $4.36 million payment for a US-based client from a Debtor with operations in Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The victory came only 45 days after engagement and the deployment of highly innovative strategies designed to cripple the Debtor.

  • Successfully investigating and resolving the theft of intellectual property by an employee for sale to a competitor linked to an international organized crime cartel.

  • Successfully prosecuting civil fraud claims against an insurance agency on behalf of a leading Chicago finance company resulting in a sizable award of punitive damages.

  • Various major jury and non-jury awards for recovery of millions of dollars fraudulently transferred, concealed or converted, including sizable awards for punitive damages and attorney fees.

  • Working with internal and external auditors of a client to detect fraud and kickbacks to employees in exchange for favorable treatment to preferred vendors of the corporation. Cooperated with federal law enforcement to bring successful prosecution of the offenders.

  • Successfully prosecuted real estate fraud claim for wealthy investor, involving a massive condominium conversion project, recovering 100% of initial investment and attorneys’ fees incurred in prosecuting action in federal court.

  • Act as Equity Receiver in various proceedings including the takeover of two law firms following investigations and criminal charges against principals.

  • Several, multi-jurisdictional recovery matters, clawback matters and fraud investigations including work in Greece, Isle of Man, BVI, Panama, Hong Kong, Switzerland, UK, Jersey, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Ukraine and others.