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Alana F. Montas
Lawyer
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 4921
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 4921

Alana Montas is an experienced advocate who represents clients in high stakes disputes involving allegations of fraud and other misconduct. Ms. Montas has particular experience in formulating offensive and defensive global litigation strategies for clients facing cross-border, multi-jurisdictional, and parallel civil, criminal, and regulatory issues.  

Ms. Montas has represented Fortune 100 companies, including healthcare companies, financial institutions, and their executives.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Montas clerked for the Honorable Vernon S. Broderick in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Montas practiced at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, representing clients in securities litigation and complex commercial litigation matters.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Education

  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, LLM
  • Boston University School of Law, JD
  • University of Maryland, BA

Clerkships

  • Honorable Vernon S. Broderick, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Select Engagements

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

  • Representation of a Fortune 100 company in the pharmaceutical industry in defending against alleged Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations in a multidistrict litigation consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio relating to the opioid crisis.
  • Successful representation of multiple national sports leagues in arbitrations against contract counterparties. Served as lead trial counsel in such matters.
  • Representation of residential mortgage-backed securities trustees in a number of actions against financial institutions seeking recovery for breaches of representations and warranties.

Government Enforcement Defense

  • Representation of Jho Low, an international businessman, in global legal matters arising out of the “1MDB” matter, which involve criminal charges and civil asset forfeiture proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as additional legal action from authorities located in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and various other countries, involving several billions of USD in controversy. We have resisted ongoing forfeiture and confiscation efforts for several years, and engaged in counter-offensive litigation in the Cayman Islands and New Zealand to secure more favorable positioning for the family’s assets.
  • Representation of a leading healthcare company in prescription opioid-related investigations by the New York Department of Financial Services, the Department of Justice, and various state Attorneys General offices.
  • Representation of two French proprietary trading firms in a U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey facing allegations of insider trading in connection with the high-profile investigation of hacking of corporate earnings announcements from newswire services.
  • Representation of an individual charged in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York with insider trading offenses.
 

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Education

  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, LLM
  • Boston University School of Law, JD
  • University of Maryland, BA

Clerkships

  • Honorable Vernon S. Broderick, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Engagements

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

  • Representation of a Fortune 100 company in the pharmaceutical industry in defending against alleged Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations in a multidistrict litigation consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio relating to the opioid crisis.
  • Successful representation of multiple national sports leagues in arbitrations against contract counterparties. Served as lead trial counsel in such matters.
  • Representation of residential mortgage-backed securities trustees in a number of actions against financial institutions seeking recovery for breaches of representations and warranties.

Government Enforcement Defense

  • Representation of Jho Low, an international businessman, in global legal matters arising out of the “1MDB” matter, which involve criminal charges and civil asset forfeiture proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as additional legal action from authorities located in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and various other countries, involving several billions of USD in controversy. We have resisted ongoing forfeiture and confiscation efforts for several years, and engaged in counter-offensive litigation in the Cayman Islands and New Zealand to secure more favorable positioning for the family’s assets.
  • Representation of a leading healthcare company in prescription opioid-related investigations by the New York Department of Financial Services, the Department of Justice, and various state Attorneys General offices.
  • Representation of two French proprietary trading firms in a U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey facing allegations of insider trading in connection with the high-profile investigation of hacking of corporate earnings announcements from newswire services.
  • Representation of an individual charged in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York with insider trading offenses.