Our People

Our global offices allow us to bring together the right team of U.S. litigators, English barristers and solicitors (including King'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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  • Daniel Shlayen

    Product Manager, Government Enforcement Defense & International Private Client

    Daniel Shlayen is the Product Manager for Government Enforcement Defense & International Private Client, overseeing strategy and business development initiatives for the product and integrated offering and driving the firm’s strategic priorities in the area.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 202 819 2782
  • Hannah Shlesinger

    Litigation Assistant

    Hannah Shlesinger, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense and financial products and services litigation.

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

    tel. +1 646 628 6925
  • 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
  • Genna L. Sinel

    Lawyer

    Genna L. Sinel represents individuals and institutional clients in government enforcement actions, investigations and complex commercial litigation. She has experience in white-collar criminal proceedings, employment law and immigration proceedings.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 646 448 6209
  • 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 1247
  • Benjamin Sirota

    Lawyer

    Benjamin Sirota is an experienced litigator who handles white-collar criminal matters, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations, intellectual property matters including international trade secret disputes 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
  • Edward Smith

    Lawyer

    Edward Smith is an accomplished barrister who represents international private clients and their advisors in developing and implementing cross-border strategies to defend their reputations and privacy. In particular, he handles disputes involving defamation, privacy law and harassment that have a nexus to the United Kingdom and across Europe.

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

    tel. +44 (0) 77 9569 3011
  • Sean Song

    Lawyer

    Zhiang (Sean) Song focuses his practice on complex cross-border dispute resolution in Greater China and across the Asia Pacific region. In particular, Mr. Song advises clients on international judgment and award enforcement, asset recovery, as well as joint venture and partnership disputes. 

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    Shanghai
    43rd Floor
    HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui
    288 Shimen Yi Road
    Shanghai, 200041
    People's Republic of China (PRC)

    tel. +86 21 3210 2172
  • 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 KC

    Lawyer

    Andrew Stafford KC is an English barrister and King's Counsel who represents corporations and ultra-high-net-worth individuals in complex, high-value disputes spanning multiple jurisdictions.

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

    tel. +44 (0) 20 3301 5709