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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  • Alexander P. Shirtcliff

    Lawyer

    Alexander Shirtcliff is an English solicitor focusing on commercial litigation, financial products and services litigation, insolvency matters, and joint venture and partnership disputes. In particular, he handles complex shareholder and corporate governance disputes, as well as commercial fraud cases that often require implementing urgent interim relief mechanisms, such as worldwide freezing orders.

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

    tel. +44 (0) 20 3301 6578
  • Jason M. Short

    Lawyer

    Jason Short represents clients involved in government investigations, regulatory enforcement, and related civil litigation, with a particular focus on the financial services and pharmaceutical industries.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1252
  • Leif T. Simonson

    Lawyer

    Leif Simonson represents individual and corporate clients in high-stakes disputes, often involving significant cross-border elements.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1248
  • Gary I. Singer

    Chief Strategy Officer

    As the firm's Chief Strategy Officer, Gary I. Singer is responsible for setting and executing Kobre & Kim's business-building initiatives. Mr. Singer leads Strategy, Business Development, Marketing & Communications and Knowledge Management with the overall goal of making the firm more effective, scalable and profitable.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1200
  • Benjamin Sirota

    Lawyer

    Benjamin Sirota is an experienced litigator who handles white-collar criminal matters, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations, with a particular focus on global competition issues.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1265
  • Oliver Smith

    Analyst

    Oliver Smith, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving financial products and services litigation.

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

    tel. +1 345 749 4029
  • Deb Sparks

    Analyst

    Deb Sparks, under the supervision of the firm's lawyers, provides research for disputes involving financial products and services.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 646 448 6280
  • Kelly Spatola

    Lawyer

    Kelly Spatola represents clients facing high-value commercial disputes, concentrating on the financial services industry. She also counsels institutional and private clients in contentious white-collar criminal and regulatory defense matters.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1291
  • Andrew Stafford QC

    Lawyer

    Andrew Stafford QC is an English barrister and Queen’s Counsel who represents corporations, hedge funds and high-net-worth individuals in complex, high-value litigations spanning multiple jurisdictions and that involve significant cross-border elements.

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

    tel. +44 (0) 20 3301 5709
  • George Stamatopoulos

    Lawyer

    George Stamatopoulos focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology-related litigation. Mr. Stamatopoulos has experience litigating patent cases before federal district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 646 658 4972