Robin Rathmell

Partner  |  Kasowitz Benson Torres


Dispute Resolution or Arbitration

Reputation and Crisis Management

Trusts: Contentious

Office Location

United States

Short Biography

Robin Rathmell, Co-Chair of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP’s International Disputes team, is a renowned 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, Rob 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. Rob's engagements always span multiple jurisdictions, legal systems and asset-holding structures. He has acted as counsel in cases involving the world’s key offshore financial centers, as well as Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. In addition to his regular interface with U.S. regulatory and intelligence agencies, Rob has extensive experience coordinating legal strategies in matters involving actions brought by non-U.S. authorities, requiring sensitive negotiations with government agencies across multiple jurisdictions.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

HaSalon in Tel Aviv

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Follow Mark Twain’s advice: "If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything."

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What is the book you recommend to everyone?

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

Making progress on sanctions remediation as geopolitical trends shift.