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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 represents financial industry companies facing complex disputes and related regulatory matters. Her experience encompasses insider trading, debtor-creditor disputes, secured products litigation, derivative actions and securities fraud matters. Ms. Montas also represents officers and directors in federal securities class actions.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Montas clerked for the Honorable Vernon S. Broderick of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.