Jef Klazen focuses on international enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards, as well as related cross-border asset tracing and recovery. Described by the publishers of Global Arbitration Review as "a lawyer who thinks like an investigator," he advises companies and individuals on how to enforce and otherwise monetize judgments and has particular experience with enforcements arising out of investor-state disputes that may involve state immunity.
With degrees in both U.S. and international law, Mr. Klazen is able to help clients develop and execute a global asset-tracing and recovery strategy, which may include the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and offshore jurisdictions.
Mr. Klazen also litigates commercial disputes in New York courts and across the United States and is an aggressive advocate for clients in matters involving complex financial products, such as commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities and other structured products, at both the trial and appeal levels.
Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Klazen worked at the International Court of Justice and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He also practiced with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. Mr. Klazen served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.