Professional Experience

Bonnie has had over thirty years of experience working in the federal criminal justice system, first as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles and New York and currently as a defense attorney. In her roles both as prosecutor and defense attorney, Bonnie has practiced extensively in federal courts in New York, Washington D.C., California, Florida and Texas.As a prosecutor, Bonnie prosecuted some of the most significant and prominent international money laundering and drug trafficking cases in the United States. As a defense attorney, Bonnie specializes in international cases, in particular cases involving money laundering, fraud, tax evasion, international drug trafficking, Office of Foreign Assets Control issues, and money laundering compliance.

Bonnie understands that clients place their trust in her during the most difficult times of their lives. She works with retired law enforcement officers whose experience in international criminal cases is a tremendous asset to any defense. Her team approach helps clients and their families with the often confusing issues they may confront – navigating the federal bureau of prisons system, relocating family members, helping family members adjust to new environments, including finding schools, churches, and medical care.


University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude

Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkley, California Order of the Coif (top 10% of class)


Admitted to practice in federal district courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Southern District of Florida, the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Texas and the Central and Southern Districts of California.

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