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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  • 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

    Lawyer

    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. His aggressive, creative strategies frequently deploy cross-border insolvency proceedings in aid of international asset recovery and judgment enforcement campaigns, as well as the dilution of claims and judgments.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1259
  • Peter Schilling

    Litigation Assistant

    Peter Schilling, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense, investigations and financial services litigation.

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

    tel. +1 305 967 6116
  • Jacob Schwartz

    Analyst

    Jacob Schwartz, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving white-collar government enforcement defense and securities fraud.

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    Washington DC
    1919 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    tel. +1 202 664 1909
  • 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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  • Sydney Sgambato

    Lawyer

    Sydney Sgambato represents financial institutions, as well as their officers, directors and employees in high-stakes regulatory and criminal matters involving allegations of securities fraud and other financial misconduct.

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    Washington DC
    1919 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    tel. +1 202 664 1952
  • 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
  • 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 B. Sheehan focuses her practice on advising high-net-worth individuals, institutional clients and their executives in cross-border investigations, government enforcement actions and related asset forfeiture matters, including but not limited to advocacy in criminal law matters before the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). She counsels clients in global asset tracing investigations and recovery efforts, including of cryptocurrency, in which she leads offensive asset forfeiture actions in aid of civil claim monetization.

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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

    Analyst

    Daniel Shlayen, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense and international judgement enforcement. 

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    Washington DC
    1919 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    tel. +1 202 539 8478
  • Jason M. Short

    Lawyer

    Jason Short represents high-net-worth individuals with global business interests in offensive and defensive strategies related to cross-border government investigations, regulatory enforcement actions and related civil litigation spanning the Americas, Asia, Europe and major offshore financial centers.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1252
  • 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, 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
  • 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 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