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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 regularly represents clients in high-stakes, commercial litigation, and arbitration, often involving disputes between major financial institutions and institutional investors related to complex financial products and services. She has served a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, boards of directors, and corporate executives. She has extensive experience in litigating disputes involving secured products, securities fraud, tax fraud, asset forfeiture, and money laundering.

Mrs. Montas has litigated in multiple matters arising from the 2008 financial crisis, including representing a multinational insurance corporation in shareholder class and derivative litigations. She has assisted in representing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trustees in various litigations asserting breaches of representations and warranties in connection with residential mortgage-backed securitizations, as well as a major financial institution in pursuing RMBS-related claims.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Alana clerked for the Honorable Vernon S. Broderick of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. After law school, Alana practiced at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts 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

  • 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 a multinational insurance corporation in shareholder class and derivative litigations arising from the 2008 financial crisis. 
  • Representation of a multinational corporation in litigation relating to residential mortgage-backed securitizations.
  • Representation of a multinational corporation and its senior officers and directors in a federal securities class action arising from the 2008 financial crisis.
 

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts 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

  • 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 a multinational insurance corporation in shareholder class and derivative litigations arising from the 2008 financial crisis. 
  • Representation of a multinational corporation in litigation relating to residential mortgage-backed securitizations.
  • Representation of a multinational corporation and its senior officers and directors in a federal securities class action arising from the 2008 financial crisis.