Marcus Asner

Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Mr. Asner was an Assistant United States Attorney in New York, where he was Chief of the Major Crimes Unit for two years, and served in the Public Corruption Unit. As a prosecutor, Mr. Asner led the US prosecution of United States v. Bengis, one of the largest and most significant trafficking cases in History, which involved a massive scheme to import illegally harvested lobster from South Africa into the US. Mr. Asner presently works in private practice in New York where he routinely counsels clients on a wide variety of environmental and wildlife trafficking issues, and writes and speaks frequently on international wildlife trafficking and corruption. Mr. Asner has given training to Interpol and other law enforcement entities on wildlife trafficking, has testified on trafficking issues before the US House of Representatives, and has conducted briefings for the US Congress on wildlife trafficking and related issues. Mr. Asner served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Enforcement.