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Kelly Spatola
Lawyer
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 1291
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 1291

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.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Spatola clerked for the Honorable Joanna Seybert of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and practiced at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Admissions

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

Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law, JD
  • Boston College, BA

Languages

  • Spanish

Clerkships

  • Honorable Joanna Seybert, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Accolades

  • Human Rights First Pro Bono Star (2018)

Select Engagements

  • Representation of an Asian conglomerate regarding potential charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) relating to the provision of electricity services to a state-owned electric company.
  • Representation of hedge fund analyst charged in the Southern District of New York with insider trading offenses related to the merger of two technology companies.
  • Representation of DRW Investments LLC in highly publicized litigation against the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over alleged improper trading in IDCH contracts and the CFTC's allegedly vague rule-making activity in relation to anti-manipulation definitions..
  • Representation of several executives in an investigation into a precious metals commodity retailer being conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, as well as in parallel proceedings before CFTC.
  • Representation of the CEO of a Japan-based energy corporation in responding to an ongoing investigation being conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) into potential violations of the FCPA arising from a project to construct a coal-fired power plant in Indonesia.
  • Representation of the former assistant controller of a U.S.-based timber company in connection with internal investigation of accounting practices.
 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Federal Bar Council, Member

Credentials

Admissions

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

Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law, JD
  • Boston College, BA

Languages

  • Spanish

Clerkships

  • Honorable Joanna Seybert, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Accolades

  • Human Rights First Pro Bono Star (2018)

Engagements

  • Representation of an Asian conglomerate regarding potential charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) relating to the provision of electricity services to a state-owned electric company.
  • Representation of hedge fund analyst charged in the Southern District of New York with insider trading offenses related to the merger of two technology companies.
  • Representation of DRW Investments LLC in highly publicized litigation against the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over alleged improper trading in IDCH contracts and the CFTC's allegedly vague rule-making activity in relation to anti-manipulation definitions..
  • Representation of several executives in an investigation into a precious metals commodity retailer being conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, as well as in parallel proceedings before CFTC.
  • Representation of the CEO of a Japan-based energy corporation in responding to an ongoing investigation being conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) into potential violations of the FCPA arising from a project to construct a coal-fired power plant in Indonesia.
  • Representation of the former assistant controller of a U.S.-based timber company in connection with internal investigation of accounting practices.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Federal Bar Council, Member