Brian Asher, the principal of Asher Research, specializes in asset tracing for litigators and public-interest investigations for advocacy groups.
Before founding Asher Research, Brian worked for international investigative firms in Washington, DC and New York, where he managed cases in both the US and Latin America as well as tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions. These cases included asset-tracing investigations for the enforcement of judgments against sovereigns; investigations of procurement corruption in the Mexican oil, construction and waste management industries; and an investigation to help defense counsel prepare for an insider trading trial in the Southern District of New York.
More recently, Brian conducted research to support a conservation group in a public-policy dispute. He has also recently worked for watchdog groups investigating public corruption both in the US and abroad.
Brian holds an AB in Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship from Brown University and an MA in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University. Having lived and worked in Colombia and Brazil, he is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. He is also a certified fraud examiner (CFE) and a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS).