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Litigators of the Week: Taking the Fight to the Feds to Make Their Clients Whole

February 23, 2017, The Litigation Daily

Ben Razi and Bruce Baird were named “Litigators of the Week” by The Litigation Daily for successfully representing Efans Trading Corporation in a civil forfeiture case against the U.S. Government. Following a seven-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Polk Failla in the Southern District of New York, the Covington team persuaded the jury that the federal government should return 47 luxury cars and $3.4 million in cash seized. “What did it for us was we had real people who had suffered as a result of this case,” Razi says. “They had their property taken for more than three years, and they fought tooth and nail to get it back.”

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