As law enforcement continues to globalize, white collar defense lawyers have become increasingly likely to face efforts to extradite a client to the United States.

The arm of U.S. extradition law is long. The United States has treaties with over 100 nations across the globe, and in some cases has the ability to secure extradition from countries in the absence of any treaty. Fortunately, practitioners have defenses at their disposal that they may raise in the requested country’s courts to help either limit the scope of prosecution once extradition occurs, or to prevent it altogether.