Former President of Guatemala – Department of Justice Criminal Action

Herrick represented former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo in defense of a federal money laundering conspiracy charge following his extradition to the United States. President Portillo pled guilty to a reduced charge following successful negotiations with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York. Herrick then successfully argued to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons that it apply time already served by President Portillo - including time served in Guatemala while awaiting extradition - to his sentence, greatly reducing the period of incarceration ultimately served.