Kathy Russell, the admittedly-broke, former NXIVM bookkeeper who was charged with racketeering counts in the superseding indictment against Keith Alan Raniere, Allison Mack, Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman, Lauren Salzman and herself – now has not one, but two attorneys from the prestigious NYC law firm of Sher Tremonte.
In addition to Justine Harris, one of NYC’s top white collar criminal lawyers, Russell also has another lawyer from the firm, Amanda Ravich. While Harris is a partner in the firm, Ravich, is an associate.
According to Sher Tremonte’s website, ” Amanda Ravich’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and criminal defense.
“Prior to joining Sher Tremonte, Ms. Ravich was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she represented an international client in a historic securities class action, in addition to clients in bankruptcy actions, internal investigations, and arbitration matters. Ms. Ravich also devoted significant time to pro bono work and is a member of Legal Services NYC’s Pro Bono Associate Advisory Board.
“Ms. Ravich graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as Senior Editor for the Harvard Law & Policy Review. Ms. Ravich graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science and English. At Penn, Ms. Ravich was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
“After graduating from law school, Ms. Ravich clerked for the Honorable P. Kevin Castel in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.”
It is not known who is paying for the lawyers – but it is believed that Clare Bronfman and Sara Bronfman-Igtet are footing the bill.
With the addition of Ravich, the team of NXIVM attorneys now stands at 21.
Here are the lawyers we know of so far: