Eric Lewis
Senior Partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC
Washington, DC


Eric Lewis practices in the areas of international litigation and arbitration, serious fraud, banking, international insolvency and complex securities litigation.  He has had a central role in disputes arising out of virtually all of the major international fraud and financial collapses of the last quarter century, including serving as counsel to the liquidators of Bank of Credit and Commerce International, Laker Airways, Carlyle Capital, Madoff International, China Medical and Akai Electronics. He has served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving collateralized debt obligations and other complex asset backed securities.  He served as Global Legal Coordinator in a multinational dispute arising from the largest fraud in the history of the Middle East.  He has also represented clients in major class action litigation, including Enron, WorldCom, and Visa/MasterCard.  He advises and litigates on behalf of international banks and their owners facing regulatory challenges in the United States, banking resolution entities in Europe, as well as hedge funds and large family-owned Middle East conglomerates.  He has advised major international clients in the automobile, energy, aviation, hospitality and beverage industries. He also represents a number of sovereign governments. He has served as an expert on extradition and enforcement of judgments.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Legal Insights into Abuse and Criminal Charges Brought by British Gymnasts

Eric Lewis commented on British gymnasts’ abuse and criminal charges against sports governing body in the United Kingdom.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Should the United States Be the Global Financial Policeman?

Eric Lewis discusses the United States’ interests in foreign financial crime.


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Blogs, short articles and series by Fellows of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.

The official blog of the "International Enforcement Law Reporter," edited by Bruce Zagaris.

Monday, January 04, 2021

US lawyer says Assange faces decades in prison if convicted

Eric Lewis served as a defense witness in the Julian Assange proceedings. In an AP article, he explains the U.S. government would likely impose a lengthy prison sentence.