Seetha Ramachandran

Special Counsel
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (New York, NY)

SEETHA RAMACHANDRAN is a special counsel with Schulte Roth & Zabel, where her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and investigations, banking and securities enforcement, anti-money laundering issues and civil litigation. As a former Deputy Chief in the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Seetha has expertise in matters that include allegations of violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, complex money laundering, economic sanctions, and civil and criminal forfeiture. During her tenure at AFMLS, Seetha served as one of the first co-heads of the Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit. Prior to her appointment at AFMLS, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for nearly six years, where she worked in the Complex Frauds, Major Crimes and Asset Forfeiture units. Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in white collar criminal defense, Seetha has presented on topics that include federal regulation of emerging payment systems, enforcement trends in the financial services industry, effective AML programs and asset forfeiture. A former clerk for the Hon. Richard J. Cardamone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Seetha holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University.