Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Luis Li was named a Criminal Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal on March 5, 2020.
The National Law Journal remarks on Mr. Li’s decade-long representation of the Getty Museum in criminal forfeiture proceedings against the Italian government over the ownership of a 2,000-year-old bronze sculpture found by fishermen in Italy. The Italian government brought a case against the fishermen simply to get forfeiture of the statue, which the Getty Museum had already purchased.
The case escalated from Italian courts to the European Court of Human Rights and Mr. Li intends to defend it if it ever comes to the U.S. This complex matter involving criminal and forfeiture laws, international human rights and Italian laws is just one example of the complex litigation Mr. Li handles for a number of national and internal clients.
Mr. Li is a trial lawyer with Munger, Tolles & Olson whose practice includes complex business litigation, corporate crisis management, internal corporate investigations, art law, international enforcement matters and white collar criminal defense.