Founder of MM~LAW LLC, a law firm dedicated to advancing private human rights law by representation of victims of terrorism, crimes against humanity, and genocide in private lawsuits to force accountability upon the financiers and aiders and abettors of the perpetrators of such crimes. Mairone has created a counterterrorism research group to support such litigation that conducts legal operational research on international money laundering and finance of jihadi terrorist organizations in Arabic, Farsi, English, French, German, Kurdish, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew. He has over 35 years of legal experience specializing in international taxation and business planning and specializing over the last two decades in international human rights and humanitarian law, counterterrorism, transnational, and tort law. Mairone volunteers as an ECOSOC delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Council as well as serving on the International Human Rights Committee of the American Bar Association and the Subcommittees on Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility. He is also a member the American Association for Justice, the American Society of International Law, and the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists. Mairone also serves as member of the International and Legal Team of the Kurdish Regional Government Group for the Recognition of the Kurdish Genocide in London. Education: LL.M. Taxation, New York University Graduate School of Law; Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent College of Law, B.A. Philosophy, Hebrew University and Spertus College of Judaica. Mairone is an expert in international money laundering and terrorist financing and a pioneer in the development of legal remedies available to victims of violations of international human rights law.
Awards and Publications:
- Top 25 Mass Tort Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers
- Trial Lawyer of the Year (2016) by Public Justice
- Universal Jurisdiction in Civil Cases: The Netherlands Joins the United States in Granting Victims a Forum, Justice, No. 51, Fall 2012
- A Grotian Moment: Corporations Are Required to Respect Human Rights, Justice, No. 54, Summer 2014
Bena N. Ochs
Attorney, specializes in human rights and counterterrorism litigation. Prior to joining MM~LAW, Bena served as an in-house attorney at AIG; Countrywide Insurance and Empire/Allcity Insurance as well practicing litigation at other general liability law firms. Admitted to practice: New Jersey and New York, New York’s Southern and Eastern Districts. Education: J.D. Brooklyn Law School; B.A. Queens College of the City of New York. Languages: English, Hebrew.
Talya A. Woolf
Attorney, has over 10 years litigation experience. Prior to entering private practice in Michigan, Talya clerked for Honorable Avern Cohn, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. Admitted to Practice: Michigan and United States District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan. Education: J.D. cum laude Wayne State University. Languages: English, Hebrew.
Attorney, has over 20 years trial experience. Prior to joining MM~LAW, Adora served as Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago, Illinois for 3 years, and thereafter in private practice specializing in criminal and civil litigation.
From 2011 to 2017, Adora served as General Counsel and Chief Operations Officer of Spatz Holdings, LLC, a company she co-founded dedicated to helping develop new businesses which provide a legacy benefit for the environment, the practice of medicine, military veterans and philanthropy. Among the companies founded by Spatz Holding is Enabled Enterprises, LLC, (www.enabled.vet). Enabled Enterprises creates employment and income opportunities supporting veteran independent businesses with veteran oriented products and services. The company is a majority-owned veteran company. Admitted Illinois. Education: J.D., Chicago Kent College of Law; B.A. Emory University. Languages: English.
- Board of Directors, Children of Heroes Foundation, 2004 – present
- Foundation dedicated to supporting children who lost military parents.
- Board of Directors, Spatz Foundation, 2004-present
- Foundation contributes to organizations dedicated to improving peoples’ lives.
Attorney, has over 15 years legal experience. Prior to joining MM~LAW, Sam practiced general civil litigation. Sam served as Chief of Staff/District Director for Congressman Scott Klug from 1991-1999. Admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Florida, United States Supreme Court, and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Education: J.D. University of Wisconsin College of Law; B.B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Norbert College. Languages: English, Spanish.
Dr. Jason McCue
Special UK Counsel, specializes in human rights, victims' rights, transitional justice, conflict resolution, and litigation. McCue was awarded U.K. Law Society's Solicitor of the Year Award 2009-2010 for, among other things, his ground-breaking work in civil litigation against terrorist organizations and the successful litigation against leaders of the Real IRA on behalf of victims of the Omagh bombing. Jason also heads the Libyan United Kingdom Reconciliation Group (supported by HMG Foreign & Commonwealth Office), is Ambassador for Femmes Africa Solidarité, is Founder and Director of the GREAT Foundation (NGO fostering gender equality globally), and is Chief Advisor to Crisis Action (NGO which aims to help avert conflicts, prevent human rights abuses and ensure governments fulfill their obligations to protect civilians). Education: Queen Mary's College, London University (LL.B.); College of Law, Chancery Lane (LS.F.). Admitted to practice: Solicitor, England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Special Counsel, has extensive field experience in counterterrorism and jihadi terrorist organizations. Prior to joining MM~LAW, Hadar served for 26 years with the Israel Security Agency. His experience with the ISA includes Field Operations and Investigations, Manager of Intelligence Operations, Legal Counsel, and Chief Legal Counsel for the Northern District of Israel. Admitted to practice in Israel. Education: B.S.C., Biology Hebrew University of Jerusalem; LL.B. College of Management; M.A., Political Science National Security, Public Administration University of Haifa. Languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew.
Deborah r. srour
Special Counsel, specializes in representation of major international banks compliance and implementation of fraud/money laundering/terror financing prevention programs. Her areas of expertise include money laundering prevention, terror financing and bank fraud, international commercial agreements, cross-border transactions, and commercial law. Srour is a visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo Law School-International Law Graduate Course in comparative law and litigation in the US. She also teaches courses in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is a speaker on Corporate and Banking Compliance at the Practicing Law Institute in New York. Srour has written extensively about money laundering, bank fraud, the Patriot Act, and the Sarbanes-Oxely Act. She is a frequent legal commentator on Brazilian, French and Spanish Bloomberg television. Admitted to practice in Brazil, New York. Education: Master's Degree (lato sensu) from the University of Sao Paulo in International Law and a LL.B from the University of Sao Paulo Law School. Languages: English, French, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish.