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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  • Erika Saluzzo

    Lawyer

    Erika Saluzzo is an English solicitor-advocate who focuses on complex cross-border commercial litigation involving financial products and services, allegations of fraud, arbitration and international judgment enforcement.

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

    tel. +44 (0) 20 3301 5707
  • Michael A. Sanfilippo

    Lawyer

    Mr. Sanfilippo represents clients in complex international disputes including internal investigations, regulatory and criminal enforcement matters, cross-border asset recovery and international enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 4933
  • Benjamin J.A. Sauter

    Of Counsel

    Benjamin Sauter aggressively defends clients in the cryptocurrency and commodity derivatives industries against high-stakes government enforcement actions. Mr. Sauter has represented many of the most important companies and individuals in this space in many of the most important enforcement matters over the last several years.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1288
  • Daniel J. Saval

    Lawyer

    Daniel Saval is an accomplished litigator and advocate that represents clients across industries in designing and executing strategies to monetize high-value claims, often in cases involving fraud or other misconduct that span multiple jurisdictions. He frequently draws on his extensive experience using cross-border insolvency tools in aid of international asset recovery and judgment enforcement campaigns, and to maximize returns for distressed debt investors.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1259
  • Melissa Seitter

    Managing Director of Business Development

    As the Managing Director of Business Development, Melissa Seitter is responsible for driving the firm's strategic priorities for several of the firm's business units. Ms. Seitter leads the entire lifecycle of business development activity for these products, from demand creation and potential new matters to client experience and relationship cultivation.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1286
  • Mahmoud Selim

    Regional Managing Director, Middle East and Africa

    Mahmoud Selim is the Regional Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). He is responsible for the firm’s business development and strategy and its product development and operations with the MEA region, in coordination with the firm’s resources around the globe. Based in Dubai, Mr. Selim leads the MEA team in providing high-end legal services for MEA-linked companies and individuals involved in cross-border disputes.

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    Dubai
    Office 27-01, Level 27
    ICD Brookfield DIFC
    P.O. Box 506778, Dubai, UAE

    tel. +971 5 6758 9026
  • Jeehong Seo

    Senior Product Manager, Korea/IP & Technology Litigation

    Jeehong Seo is the firm’s Senior Product Manager for Korea and Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation, overseeing strategy and business development initiatives across Korea and driving the firm’s strategic priorities for its intellectual property offering. 

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    Seoul
    9F, Tower B, The-K Twin Towers
    50, Jong-ro 1-gil, Jongno-gu
    Seoul, 03142
    South Korea

    tel. +82 2 369 1283
  • Suzan Shaban

    Litigation Assistant

    Suzan Shaban, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving international judgment enforcement, international private client and government enforcement defense.

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    Dubai
    Office 27-01, Level 27
    ICD Brookfield DIFC
    P.O. Box 506778, Dubai, UAE

    tel. +971 5 0278 7923
  • Anthony Shannon

    Global People Officer

    Anthony Shannon is the Global People Officer at Kobre & Kim. He leads and directs strategies for the firm’s People Team in talent management, legal and non-legal recruiting and human resource management. 

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    Washington DC
    1919 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    tel. +1 202 664 1983
  • Douglas Shao

    Analyst

    Douglas Shao, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving financial products & services litigation.

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    Washington DC
    1919 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    tel. +1 202 664 1919
  • Oleg Shaulko

    Lawyer

    Oleg Shaulko is a CIS-focused litigator who advises private and corporate clients in cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration. He has extensive experience in matters involving allegations of fraud, white-collar crimes and judgment enforcement. 

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

    tel. +44 (0) 20 7847 6623
  • Evelyn B. Sheehan

    Lawyer

    Evelyn Sheehan focuses her practice on advising high-net-worth individuals, institutional clients, executives and trustees in cross-border investigations and enforcement actions involving allegations of fraud, money laundering, sanctions violations and other forms of alleged misconduct. She formulates offensive and defensive global litigation strategies, including in relation to civil and criminal asset forfeiture, trust disputes, and insolvency litigation. Ms. Sheehan has significant experience in high-stakes matters where there is tension between parallel asset forfeiture and insolvency proceedings.

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    Miami
    201 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1900
    Miami, Florida 33131

    tel. +1 305 967 6112
  • Michael R. Sherwin

    Lawyer

    Michael R. Sherwin provides clients strategic advice on international government investigations throughout the Americas, Middle East and Asia. Michael has extensive experience working with prosecutors, investigators and intelligence agencies from these regions on collaborative, long-term corporate fraud, commodities and tax fraud, digital currency and national security matters.

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    Washington DC
    1919 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    tel. +1 202 796 5884
  • 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
  • Shira Silver

    Analyst

    Shira Silver, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense. 

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 646 971 1406
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alex Stevens

    Leader of Global Communications

    As the firm’s Leader of Global Communications, Alex Stevens is responsible for generating demand for Kobre & Kim’s products and advancing the firm’s brand, reputational and commercial strategies across all of its markets around the world. He oversees the firm’s content, internal/external communications and digital marketing strategies, and drives strategic initiatives in line with overall commercial objectives.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 646 448 6283
  • 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
  • Alexandria Gutiérrez Swette

    Lawyer

    Alexandria Swette advises high-net worth individuals, institutional clients and their executives in cross-border investigations, government enforcement actions and complex commercial litigations, with particular focus on inquiries relating to asset forfeiture, fraud and other allegations of misconduct.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 4917