The Ashcroft Law Firm is proud to announce the appointment of our colleague, Kim West, as the Specialist Prosecutor at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague, Netherlands.
Over the last two plus decades, Kim has focused her work on upholding the principles of liberty, fairness, justice, and accountability. Kim began her legal career as Assistant District Attorney in Plymouth County (MA) and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, she joined the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. Later, she served for five years as a trial attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, where she prosecuted Radovan Karadžić, who was found guilty of directing the genocide of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims in the worst massacre on European soil since the Holocaust.
More recently, as Chief of the Criminal Bureau for the Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts, Kim supervised a team of over 120 professionals responsible for investigating and prosecuting a range of financial, fraud, public corruption, narcotics, gaming, human trafficking, and other offenses. Kim joined Mike Sullivan at the Ashcroft Law Firm in early 2019.
Former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, the firm’s Founder and Chairman, said of her departure: “Throughout her time at the Ashcroft Law Firm, Kim has been an example of legal excellence, a trusted confidant, and a passionate advocate for justice. Her appointment to the European Union-backed court is not at all surprising because her career has been defined by a dedication to justice on a global scale. We are sad to be losing Kim as our colleague, but by selecting her for this key position, the international community has chosen the ideal steward to oversee the important responsibilities of investigating war crimes in Kosovo.”
Michael J. Sullivan, Managing Partner of Ashcroft Law Firm’s Boston office, said: “I have had the pleasure of working with Kim since 1996, and am fortunate to count her as a valued colleague for these many years. Kim was one of my first appointments to both the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office and the United States Attorney’s office. I was delighted when Kim joined the Ashcroft Law Firm in 2019. Kim has focused her work on white-collar cases, primarily representing international clients and has done extraordinary work on behalf of our clients. We are immensely proud of her achievements and grateful for the contributions she has made to our firm. People from around the world have sought her help because of her empathy and commitment to international justice and accountability. Those same characteristics will guide her in her new position. I want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Kim as she departs. I, along with her colleagues and clients, will miss her deeply but know she will utilize her extraordinary skills in The Hague.”
Jun 06, 2023