PITTSBURGH, PA – October 10, 2018 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney to the firm, Kathleen A. Nandan.
Kathleen joins Leech Tishman as Counsel in the firm’s Litigation, Internal Investigations, Embezzlement and White Collar & Criminal Defense Practice Groups and will be based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Kathie focuses her practice in the areas of general and civil litigation, internal investigations, and compliance, government investigation and enforcement matters.
Kathie regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues, including litigation and trial matters, internal and government investigations, federal asset forfeiture, money laundering and the Bank Secrecy Act, the False Claims Act, export control and sanctions compliance enforcement, subpoena compliance, privacy issues and other law enforcement-related concerns. She litigates issues on behalf of domestic and foreign corporate clients, as well as non-profit institutions. Kathie also has experience in First Amendment and prisoner civil rights lawsuits.
Kathie spent over a decade working for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, where she was the second-in-command of one of the largest civil divisions in the country. There, she oversaw the office’s affirmative practice (civil enforcement of federal law) and supervised attorneys handling both affirmative and defensive litigations involving tort, employment discrimination, civil rights defense, civil RICO, bankruptcy, environmental, social security, asset forfeiture, and immigration. Kathie also served as Chief of the Forfeiture Unit where she coordinated the office’s efforts to recover property derived from criminal activity, including stolen and looted art and cultural property. In fiscal years 2007-2011, Kathie oversaw forfeiture recoveries of over $338 million, attributable largely to white collar and narcotics offenses. She has experience conducting complex financial investigations to locate assets in the United States and abroad.
Kathie has conducted dozens of arbitrations, evidentiary hearings, and trials.
Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Kathie served as a Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She was also employed by Reed Smith, where she was a member of the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering and Trade Sanctions team and Global Regulatory Enforcement group.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to add Kathie to our Litigation lawyer team,” said Pete A. Fuscaldo, Leech Tishman’s managing partner. “As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, she has a depth of experience in civil litigation as well as government investigations and enforcement matters. Kathie will be a strong asset to clients facing complex civil litigation as well as white collar/criminal defense issues.
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