Kathy Russell gets another, second lawyer – bringing total NXIVM lawyers up to 21 and counting —

Kathy Russell, the admittedly-broke, former NXIVM bookkeeper who was charged with racketeering counts in the superseding indictment against Keith Alan Raniere, Allison Mack, Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman, Lauren Salzman and herself – now has not one, but two attorneys from the prestigious NYC law firm of Sher Tremonte.

In addition to Justine Harris, one of NYC’s top white collar criminal lawyers, Russell also has another lawyer from the firm, Amanda Ravich.  While Harris is a partner in the firm, Ravich, is an associate.

According to Sher Tremonte’s website, ” Amanda Ravich’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and criminal defense.

“Prior to joining Sher Tremonte, Ms. Ravich was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she represented an international client in a historic securities class action, in addition to clients in bankruptcy actions, internal investigations, and arbitration matters. Ms. Ravich also devoted significant time to pro bono work and is a member of Legal Services NYC’s Pro Bono Associate Advisory Board.

“Ms. Ravich graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as Senior Editor for the Harvard Law & Policy Review. Ms. Ravich graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science and English. At Penn, Ms. Ravich was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

“After graduating from law school, Ms. Ravich clerked for the Honorable P. Kevin Castel in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.”

It is not known who is paying for the lawyers – but it is believed that Clare Bronfman and Sara Bronfman-Igtet are footing the bill.

With the addition of Ravich, the team of NXIVM attorneys now stands at 21.

Here are the lawyers we know of so far:

Keith Raniere has been described by his lawyer, Marc Agnifilo, as being very ‘soft’, with virtually no masculinity whatsoever.

Keith Alan Raniere
1. Marc Agnifilo – Brafman & Associates, P.C.
2. Paul DerOhannesian II – DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian
3. Danielle R. Smith – DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian
4. Jacob Kaplan – Brafman & Associates, P.C.
5. Teny R. Geragos – Brafman & Associates, P.C.
6. Brian Poe – Fort Worth, TX

Allison Mack
7. Steven Kobre Kobre & Kim LLC
8. William F. McGovern Kobre & Kim LLC
9. Sean S. Buckley – Kobre & Kim LLC

Clare Bronfman
10. Dennis Burke –Ballard Spahr
11. Susan R. Necheles – Hafetz & Necheles LLP
12. Kathleen E. Cassidy – Hafetz & Necheles LLP
13. Gedalia Stern – Hafetz & Necheles LLP
14. William Savino

Nancy Salzman A/K/A Prefect
15. Michael J. Sullivan – Ashcroft Group
16. David Stern Franklin Rothman, Schneider, Soloway and Stern
17. Robert Soloway p Franklin Rothman, Schneider, Soloway and Stern

Lauren Salzman
18. Hector J. Diaz – Quarles & Brady, LLP
19. James L. Burke – Quarles & Brady

Kathy Russell
20. Justine Harris
21. Amanda Ravich


Bonus lawyers who are just waiting for their clients to get indicted

Dr. Brandon Porter and Dr. Danielle Roberts
22. Michael S. Kelton – Abrams Fensterman

Nicki Clyne
23. Edward Sapone – Sapone & Petrillo


Thus far, the Prosecution has assigned four attorneys to the case:
   – Richard P. Donoghue – U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
   – Moira K. Penza – AUSA (Criminal Division)
   – Tanya Hajjar – AUSA (Criminal Division)
   – Karin K. Orenstein – AUSA (Civil Division)


Top defense lawyers for Keith ‘Mr. Softy’ Raniere are Marc Agnifilo [l]and Paul DerOhannesian.

Now for your visual pleasure –  see the photos of all the lawyers:

Marc Agnifilo

Paul DerOhannesian

Danielle Smith
Jacob Kaplan
Teny Geragos
Brian Poe

Steve Kobre


William McGovern

Sean Buckley


Dennis Burke

Susan Necheles

Kathleen Cassidy
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William Savino

Nancy Salzman

Michael Sullivan
David Stern
Robert Soloway


Image result for Hector J. Diaz – Quarles & Brady, LLP 18. James L. Burke – Quarles & Brady
James Burke
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Hector Diaz


Justine Harris

Amanda Ravich


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Edward Sapone
Michael Kelton
That’s one hell of a list of lawyers and super lawyers.
One might call it an Executive Success Plan for lawyers.
After only 17 years with Executive Success Programs, Clare and Sara Bronfman who are used to pay for dozens of lawyers to sue and file criminal complaints against NXIVM enemies. Now, they’re now paying for at least 22 new lawyers to defend against criminal charges and the list is bound to grow.
Viva Executive Success!

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  • Ban Kristen Kruek from your T.V.s she is a bad influence on young American girls. As my own small circle of the world has banned anything connected to her I’ve found that these things spread word of mouth. It is amazing. Kristen we want to teach young people to face their mistakes , admit harm done to others. She may appear to be a lovely woman, that is what they were using her for. This now aging actress knowingly went after children, high school and college students specifically targeted by the cult NXIVM- This cult goes by so many different names you may never know you were targeted. What’s my point on this blog? Just going to spread the word wherever and whenever I feel like it. Sorry to Smallville actors not involved in Nxivm but I’m going to encourage banning reruns involving cult members also.

  • Many of these attorneys graduated summa cum laude, but it has recently been proven that Raniere himself graduated summa cum barely…

  • Anyone reading Catherine oxenbergs book or listening to the audio version like me? Frank just reached ICON status in my eyes after hearing the migraine/massage/rattlesnake story.

  • I would speculate that the legal fees here amount to more than those of President Trump. This is quite insane given the fact that his legal situation is the most high profile in the country.

    • When the special prosecutor investigation is shown to be the sham that it is, all the legal fees will be on the back of the American tax payer. Hopefully justice will be done and those corrupt scum that were responsible for this sham will foot the bill…..DNC Clintons, Brennen, Comey etc.

  • That Susan Necheles is a good looking man. I would tap that for sure.

    Time to turn to Channel 10. The Static Man will be on soon and give me instructions for tomorrow.

  • “Ms. Ravich graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as Senior Editor for the Harvard Law & Policy Review. Ms. Ravich graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science and English. At Penn, Ms. Ravich was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

    Very impressive.
    Summa cum laude means highest honors.

    • In Chicago in 1993 at the rackeeerting trial of Sam Carlisi and Jimmy Marcello there were about ten defendants and fifteen defense lawyers.
      This trial is already up to twenty-one defense lawyers with the possibility of more defendants to be added to the mix.

    • “Summa cum laude means highest honors.”

      Where would we be without your keen insight. You were born for greatness, there is a lot of Keith Raniere genius in you. You go boy

      • Not everyone understands Latin and people make great efforts to graduate summa cum laude as well as Phi Beta Kappa.

        Whether one likes Ms. Ravich and her client or not, she is an accomplished advocate.

        • Sorry clown but with the exception of a couple of goofs who post here, most are far more intelligent than you. Staying in your mommy’s basement all day and worshipping Allie Wack is a Keith Raniere behavior. Try to grow out of it before more of your elderly life is wasted.

          • “worshipping Allie Wack is a Keith Raniere behavior.”

            Shows how little you know.
            Go back and read old posts in the Frank Report.
            Keith Raniere does not worship or even respect any woman.
            He treats them all like dirt or lower than dirt.

            And the women who worship Raniere, like the reprehensible Allison Mack, are treated worst of all.
            Those women can wallow in the mud and Raniere will still walk all over them.
            And these women are so servile and spineless that they love every minute of their debasement.

      • I’ll give Clare Bronfman this much credit, at least she is hiring top notch criminal defense attorneys.

        She should have devoted this much effort hiring attorneys to keep herself out of trouble in the first place.

        • Seriously dude, you have no clue about Raniere. Yes he worshipped women. He could not live without him. Because he was able to bed so many of them and objectify them after being disdained by them in his youth shows that. You we be the first to buy a book by him on how to seduce women. If you were here in the Saratoga Springs area you would have begged to be on of his cuckolds just to be near the man that spent naked time with your Allie.

          • A typical NXIVM response.
            A true man respects women and does not step all over them every chance he gets.
            A true man does not call women “f— sex toys.”
            A true man does not endeavor to involve women in criminal enterprises.

            Raniere’s only skill with women was finding those with low self-esteem who could be manipulated and exploited.

            Unlike Canada’s weak Prime Minister Trudeau I do not regard myself as a “feminist”.
            Yet even I am shocked how so many women allowed that pathetic lump of flesh Raniere to use and abuse them.
            Those women will end up paying a very high price indeed.

          • Shadowstate today: “A true man respects women and does not step all over them every chance he gets. A true man does not call women “f— sex toys.””

            But, comparing women to farm animals, that’s a true man, right, Shadow?

            Shadowstate 5/2/18: “Ladies, here is some real female empowerment. Stand up on your hind legs and fight back.”

            Receipt right here: https://frankreport.com/2018/05/02/sex-slaver-raniere-studied-various-methods-to-create-nxivm-and-added-ethics-as-the-highest-value/#comment-16896

            What is it with drunk ornery grandpas taking over FrankReport comments? Shadow, your brother fought in a war our grandfathers fought in, and Scott is 60 with married children. Go yell at a cloud. You sucked all the fun, community, and learning from the comments.

        • Doesn’t it seem strange that the Arizona Mafia lawyers are actually saying things that will hurt their supposed clients? Agnifilo is too smart to call a victim crazy (even if he thinks that). So who does that benefit? I’m probably wrong but it feels like there’s a plan that doesn’t include Keith in the endgame.

      • it’s spelled innocence fucktard. what is this blog anyway? does anyone actually read this bullshit?

        yes, we know, the super elite are mostly degenerates who participate in ritualistic luciferian sex magik with kidnapped underage boys/girls. BIG FUCKING SURPRISE. look up the faggot ass “Michael Aquino” from the NSA who started the Temple of Set.
        all of these queers love to violate children, and they may even drink their blood for adrenachrome.
        writing on some stupid fucking blog that no one of significance will ever read, how does this raise awareness?

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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