HISTORY OF THE PRACTICE
Shareholders Edward H Davis, Jr and Gregory Grossman launched Sequor Law in April 2017, rebranding their practice after nearly 20 years specialising in cross-border insolvency, international asset recovery and financial fraud cases. Leveraging their proven success and the ever-growing demand for lawyers whose expertise targets those areas, Davis and Grossman rebranded the firm previously known as Astigarraga Davis and have grown the firm aggressively in the past three years to respond to the market. Sequor Law continues to hold a niche spot in the asset recovery and cross-border insolvency markets and is recognised for its global expertise.
WWL lists Davis and shareholder Arnoldo Lacayo as experts in asset tracing and recovery. New additions to Sequor Law, shareholders Leyza Blanco and Fernando Menendez, Jr, together with Grossman, have been ranked by various publications as top insolvency and commercial litigation practitioners.
The addition of Blanco and Menendez in 2018 – both of whom are native Spanish speakers and joined the firm after departing from GrayRobinson’s Miami branch – added further breadth and acumen to Sequor Law’s international insolvency and asset recovery practice.
Now of counsel to Sequor Law, Andrew B Dawson (a former Kauffman legal fellow at Harvard Law School) leverages invaluable experience in the bankruptcy and cross-border insolvency space, having clerked for both the Honorable Jane R Roth at the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Peter J Walsh at the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Beyond its core competencies of asset recovery; bankruptcy and insolvency; financial fraud; and international commercial litigation, Sequor Law provides complementary resources, including forensic accounting and investigations support, and leverages a global network of litigation funders. Bob Lindquist – deemed “Mr Forensic Accounting” by Joe Wells, founder of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – joined the firm as director of forensics, alongside Barbara Miranda, now director of investigations at Sequor, bringing decades of experience with top global firms.
To meet increasing demand in 2018 and 2019, Sequor Law also hired attorney Bruno de Camargo, who focuses his practice on financial fraud and asset recovery, and is experienced in judgment collection matters and cross-border insolvency proceedings under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code. Attorney Christopher Noel also joined the Sequor team in 2018, focusing his practice on international commercial litigation and appeals as well as art-related asset recovery work. In 2019 the firm added attorney Carolina Goncalves, a trilingual professional focusing her practice on asset recovery and financial fraud cases. Later in the year, Sequor Law brought on Raul Torrao, a dual-licensed, Brazilian-trained and licensed lawyer focusing on the firm’s core practice areas.
HISTORIC TRACK RECORD
Sequor Law has acted in some of the world’s most significant and complex asset recovery matters, including as general counsel in the Stanford International Bank Ponzi case and as lead counsel in the Onix Capital fraud matter which originated in Santiago, Chile. The firm has commenced over 40 Chapter 15 proceedings in the US to recognise insolvency cases in diverse jurisdictions. Grossman says the firm has filed more Chapter 15s in Florida – and likely in the United States – than any other single law firm, and has been at the forefront of many important Chapter 15 cases, including the first in the state of Florida. Sequor Law also leverages extensive financial fraud and anti-corruption experience, having acted on behalf of numerous governments and government instrumentalities in pursuing corrupt actors and the proceeds of corruption. In addition, Davis spent two-and-a-half years serving as the immediate past executive director of ICC FraudNet, which is recognised as the top asset recovery network in the world.
Equal to the promise of “Sequor” in our name, we relentlessly pursue and recover assets and successful outcomes on behalf of our clients globally.