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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  • 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 1247
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. He has particular experience in international judgment enforcement, developing and executing strategies designed to secure effective collection of awards and judgments, including relating to enforcement against sovereign judgment debtors. 

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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
  • 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
  • Victoria Styers

    Litigation Assistant

    Victoria Styers, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense and investigations, examination, and monitorships. 

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 646 971 1350
  • Nicholas Surmacz

    Lawyer

    Nicholas Surmacz is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator who has served as lead counsel in numerous high-profile, cross-border matters involving fraud, bribery and other misconduct.

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

    tel. +44 (0) 20 3301 6576