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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  • Darryl G. Stein

    Lawyer

    Darryl Stein helps clients find solutions when complex situations arise from disputes and investigations. He focuses on disputes involving fraud and misconduct that cross national borders, recalcitrant debtors, and cutting-edge financial products.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1243
  • Madeline Steuber

    Analyst

    Madeline Steuber, under the supervision of the firm's lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense.

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    Washington DC
    1919 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    tel. +1 202 664 1971
  • Nicholas Surmacz

    Lawyer

    Nicholas Surmacz is a former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor who focuses his practice on cross-border investigations and government enforcement defense. He has particular experience investigating and litigating high-profile, white collar-fraud and bribery matters.

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

    tel. +44 (0) 20 3301 6576
  • Alexandria Gutiérrez Swette

    Lawyer

    Alexandria Swette represents individuals and corporations in complex commercial litigations, with particular focus on internal investigations relating to fraud, government inquiries and other allegations of misconduct.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 4917
  • Allison B. Teitler

    Lawyer

    Allison Teitler focuses her practice on litigation support and e-discovery services related to financial products and services. She regularly assists with the collection, review and production of electronically stored information in U.S. government enforcement matters and mortgage-backed securities disputes.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 646 448 6205
  • Carrie A. Tendler

    Lawyer

    Carrie Tendler handles high-stakes financial disputes, as well as international judgment and arbitration award enforcement and asset recovery matters. She develops and implements comprehensive, global asset tracing and strategic recovery plans, often involving simultaneous efforts throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. 

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1213
  • Peter Tyers-Smith

    Lawyer

    Peter Tyers-Smith is an English barrister who focuses his practice on complex commercial and insolvency litigation, often venues in offshore jurisdictions with ties to Asia, the U.S. or Latin America.  

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

    tel. +1 345 749 4032
    British Virgin Islands
    Commerce House, Waterfront Drive
    Road Town, Tortola VG 1110
    British Virgin Islands

    tel. +1 284 852 1600
  • Kiran Unni

    Lawyer

    Kiran Unni is an English barrister focused on complex multijurisdictional disputes, particularly those involving allegations of fraud and misconduct and typically involving multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Unni has acted in English High Court litigation and international arbitrations across a range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, banking, private equity, shipping, technology and telecommunications.

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

    tel. +44 (0) 20 3301 6586
  • George V. Utlik

    Lawyer

    George Utlik represents high-net-worth individuals and their companies in large-scale, cross-border investigations and litigations with a focus on insolvency and debtor-creditor disputes. As a member of the firm’s insolvency team, Mr. Utlik has handled independent investigations under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act, and cross-border insolvency cases filed under Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, as well as prepetition and postpetition investigations and litigation that require expertise of independent insolvency counsel.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1266
  • Jan Van Der Kuijp

    Analyst

    Jan Van Der Kuijp, under the supervision of the firm's lawyers, provides analysis and research in matters involving government enforcement defense, internal investigations and international judgment enforcement. 

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    Shanghai
    42nd Floor
    HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui
    288 Shimen Yi Road
    Shanghai, 200041
    People's Republic of China (PRC)

    tel. +86 21 3210 2182