Our People

Our global offices allow us to bring together the right team of U.S. litigators, English barristers and solicitors (including Queen's Counsel), Hong Kong solicitors, and offshore lawyers equipped to handle the unique issues inherent in complex cross-border disputes and investigations. Our team of lawyers includes former U.S. federal and state prosecutors, English and offshore judges, and arbitrators. 

Our team of legal analysts work closely with the lawyers and, under their supervision, provide research and analysis for every stage of a matter. In addition, the lawyers are supported by an executive team of technology, e-discovery, case management, and public relations professionals to provide clients with practical business solutions that complement the legal strategy. 

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  • Jessica Nyquist

    Analyst

    Jessica Nyquist, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving intellectual patent litigation.

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    San Francisco
    150 California Street, 19th Floor
    San Francisco, California 94111

    tel. +1 415 582 4783
  • Tim O'Keefe

    Global Head of Marketing and Communications

    Tim O’Keefe is the firm’s Global Head of Marketing and Communications, responsible for driving demand for Kobre & Kim’s products and advancing the firm’s brand, reputation and commercial strategies.

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    Washington DC
    1919 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    tel. +1 202 664 1905
  • Melanie L. Oxhorn

    Of Counsel

    Melanie L. Oxhorn focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including financial products and services, internal investigations, asset forfeiture and recovery, and intellectual property litigation. 

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1249
  • Leonardo A. F. Palhares

    Regional Managing Director, Latin America

    Leonardo A. F. Palhares is Kobre & Kim’s Regional Managing Director of Latin America. He is responsible for the firm’s business development and strategy, product development and operations within the region.

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    São Paulo
    Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek 1600 Conjunto 112, Itaim Bibi
    São Paulo-SP, 04543-000
    Brazil

    tel. +55 11 4200 3274
  • Debbie Park

    Analyst

    Debbie Park, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense. Her recent matters include the representation of a Fortune 100 Pharmacy Benefit Manager as a defendant in various litigations across the U.S. arising out of the opioid epidemic. Ms. Park received her BA from Harvard University.

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    San Francisco
    150 California Street, 19th Floor
    San Francisco, California 94111

    tel. +1 415 582 4732
  • S. Nathan Park

    Of Counsel

    S. Nathan Park represents clients in cross-border commercial litigation, government enforcement defense, international judgment enforcement, international arbitration and adversarial bankruptcy proceedings, particularly in matters involving interactions between the U.S. and Asia.

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    Washington DC
    1919 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    tel. +1 202 664 1944
  • Krupa Patel

    Litigation Assistant

    Krupa Patel, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support in matters involving international judgment enforcement, asset recovery and financial products and services litigation.

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    London
    Tower 42
    25 Old Broad Street
    London, EC2N 1HQ

    tel. +44 (0) 20 3301 5703
  • Ulrich Payne

    Lawyer

    Ulrich Payne represents clients in high value, multijurisdictional disputes involving insolvency, restructuring, financial products and services, private equity and contentious boardroom and shareholder issues.

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    Cayman Islands
    9 Forum Lane, Suite 3207
    Camana Bay, Grand Cayman
    Cayman Islands, KY1-9006

    tel. +1 345 749 4008
  • Alexa Perlman

    Lawyer

    Alexa Perlman is a litigator who represents clients in complex civil and criminal disputes. Ms. Perlman has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including commencing suit, motion practice, fact and expert witnesses, depositions and trial.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1266
  • Steven W. Perlstein

    Lawyer

    Steven W. Perlstein is an experienced trial lawyer who practices in the area of complex civil litigation, focusing on litigation related to complex commercial transactions (such as collateralized debt obligation and mortgage-backed securities transactions), business break up disputes and securities-related litigation.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1207