Tatiana Markel focuses her practice on bankruptcy-related litigation, with an emphasis on cross-border investigations to trace and recover misappropriated assets.
Since joining BakerHostetler in 2009, Tatiana has played a key role in the representation of Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. She has worked to unravel the global maze of interconnected parties, including financial institutions, by litigating complex legal issues, implementing unique legal theories and using international discovery methods to recover assets for the Fund of Customer Property. Her team’s efforts have led to the recovery of more than $12 billion in assets from Madoff’s decades-old Ponzi scheme – the largest financial crime in U.S. history.
Tatiana regularly speaks on topics related to international asset recovery. She has presented at the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), discussing asset identification and recovery in international insolvencies. Tatiana also has a strong interest in technology and cybercrime, specifically how assets can be hidden using digital platforms, and how laws are applied to evolving technology.