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Ken Caruso’s practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation and investigations involving international and transnational matters.
With more than 30 years of private and public legal experience, Ken is able to offer clients knowledgeable representation on a wide array of white collar and commercial litigation issues. Adept at navigating the most technically complex of cross-border cases, he has dealt with matters involving countries from across the globe.
Since entering private practice, Ken has developed a strong track record of helping clients to deal with internal corporate and cross-border asset recovery investigations relating to the proceeds of fraud, insolvency and commercial bribery. He also has significant experience of supporting clients faced with international criminal charges and related civil litigation. These include cases arising under the USA PATRIOT Act, US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
Another area of particular strength for Ken is supporting clients faced with proceedings related to financial and economic sanctions, including those administered by OFAC against Iran, Iraq and Cuba. Committed to offering his clients comprehensive support, he has—unusually for lawyers in this area—both advised on and successfully litigated these issues.
Ken’s deep, yet wide-ranging understanding of his field is also based on his distinguished public service before entering private practice. As an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he prosecuted all phases of federal criminal litigation. He also served as Deputy Associate Attorney General at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he helped to supervise and coordinate the work of the Criminal Division and the FBI.
Ken also offers clients the benefit of his experience of both conducting and advising clients on corporate internal investigations and cross-border, asset-recovery investigations relating to the proceeds of fraud, insolvency, money laundering and bribery.
On the civil side, he has significant experience of dealing with recurring issues in international and transnational commercial litigation. He is also a leading authority on discovery and evidence-gathering in the US for use in foreign proceedings, as well as on litigation involving enforcement of US-issued subpoenas and writs of execution.
Last updated October 2018