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Melisa Ortes González
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
+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 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.


  • New York
  • City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Brazil


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


  • 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

Publications & Presentations

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

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