Ms. West brings extensive experience in white-collar criminal and asset forfeiture matters. Until recently, she served as Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California. She has led criminal cases involving securities fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, asset forfeiture and national security.
Firm co-founder Michael Kim said, "Hartley is a well-known and highly regarded practitioner in this field" who will "substantially bolster our firm's capabilities in handling California-based litigation and investigations associated with our Asia-related matters."
The firm's Asia Government Enforcement Defense group regularly represents U.S. companies subject to investigations by Asian regulators, as well as Asian companies under investigation by the U.S. authorities.
"I was particularly attracted to Kobre & Kim's focus on international cases, and their existing teams of former U.S. government lawyers practicing across Asia, Europe and Latin America teams," Ms. West said.
About Kobre & Kim's Government Enforcement Defense Team
Kobre & Kim is an Am Law 200 law firm focusing exclusively on disputes and investigations, particularly international matters involving fraud or misconduct. Our Government Enforcement Defense team includes more than a dozen former federal prosecutors and government lawyers who have held leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The team regularly handles sensitive investigations related to bribery, corruption, money laundering, and accounting and securities fraud. We also regularly advise in contentious matters involving misappropriation of assets and have handled some of the largest asset forfeiture cases.
Our cross-disciplinary team is qualified in multiple jurisdictions across the U.S., Asia, EMEA and the Caribbean, and it includes a diverse group of professionals with local experience and native language skills. We focus on the core of the problem and provide clients with strategies and solutions aimed at mitigating risk and protecting business interests.
For more information visit: www.kobrekim.com.
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