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Melisa Ortes González
Lawyer
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 646 658 4951
Buenos Aires
Laminar Plaza Tower, 5th Floor
Ing. Enrique Butty 240
Buenos Aires, B1001AFB
Argentina
+54 11 6632-2797
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 646 658 4951
Buenos Aires
Laminar Plaza Tower, 5th Floor
Ing. Enrique Butty 240
Buenos Aires, B1001AFB
Argentina
+54 11 6632-2797

Dual qualified as a U.S. and Argentine lawyer, Melisa Ortes González has extensive experience representing high-net-worth individuals, and institutional clients and their executives in high-stakes cross-border investigations, and government enforcement actions, on matters ranging from alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to money laundering and fraud, often with a nexus to Latin America.

Ms. Ortes Gonzalez also defends clients in the cryptocurrency industry against high-stakes government enforcement actions. Ms. Ortes Gonzalez has represented important companies and individuals in this space.

Ms. Ortes González also counsels clients in global asset tracing investigations and recovery efforts. She has broad experience in a wide range of cross-border matters involving the energy, technology, financial services, and logistics industries. Melisa Ortes González has also seconded as in-house counsel.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, she practiced at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Admissions

  • New York
  • City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Brazil
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, LLM, honors
  • Pontifical Argentine Catholic University, School of Law (JD equivalent)

Languages

  • Spanish

 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires, Member
  • Young Lawyers Committee Executive Board, Private Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires, Member
  • High Tech Law Society, Member
  • Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA), Member
  • Women's White Collar Crime Defense Association, Member
  • International Bar Association Criminal Law Committee, Communications Officer

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing author, “Corporate Governance – International Series — 2nd Edition” (Thomson Reuters Argentina chapter, 2015)

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Brazil
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, LLM, honors
  • Pontifical Argentine Catholic University, School of Law (JD equivalent)

Languages

  • Spanish

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires, Member
  • Young Lawyers Committee Executive Board, Private Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires, Member
  • High Tech Law Society, Member
  • Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA), Member
  • Women's White Collar Crime Defense Association, Member
  • International Bar Association Criminal Law Committee, Communications Officer

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing author, “Corporate Governance – International Series — 2nd Edition” (Thomson Reuters Argentina chapter, 2015)