Covington & Burling LLP

Fraud Department


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What the team is known for Covington & Burling's global asset tracing and recovery capabilities are driven by its esteemed dispute resolution, white-collar and fraud teams. These groups have a proven track record of providing significant expertise to cross-border asset tracing cases across the USA, Europe, Africa and China. Covington's historical strength in the life sciences, media, financial services and energy sectors give its fraud lawyers an informed basis from which to act as lead counsel in multiparty, parallel legal proceedings across jurisdictions and industries.

Strengths"I've had discussions with them because they have a big transactional energy practice. It's an obvious leap to go from energy to asset tracing."

"They're a great firm who have managed to make sure that all of the aspects of the matter are taken into account. Everything is coordinated, and that takes an enormous effort."

Work highlights Acted in a high profile multi-billion Commercial Court case for Oleg Mkrtchan and his related corporate entities. Multiple claims brought against Mr Mkrtchan relate to alleged oral misrepresentations made by Mr Mkrtchan, and an alleged misappropriation of funds and assets.

Notable practitioners

Craig Pollack
is a deeply experienced litigator and has developed an extensive track record and active caseload of international disputes relating to fraud. His clients range from major investment banks and hedge funds to public companies and HNW individuals. "I'd have no hesitation in recommending Craig," says one lawyer; "he's a stellar litigator and to be against him is a total irritation. He's so able." Another peer adds: "Craig is at the front end of international asset tracing. He works across different jurisdictions and is a top-class guy."