Our Lawyers

We are the only litigation boutique that offers U.S. litigators, English barristers and solicitors (including three Queen's Counsel), Hong Kong solicitors, and offshore attorneys as part of an integrated advocacy team. 

Our team includes those with experience as U.S. federal and state prosecutors, English and offshore judges, and sitting arbitrators and mediators, among other roles.  

Our team is qualified to practice in various courts in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and leading offshore jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.

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    Randall Arthur

    Hong Kong

    Randall Arthur is a locally qualified Hong Kong practitioner who focuses his practice on insolvency litigation, international judgment enforcement & offshore asset recovery and financial products and services disputes.

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    Jalil Asif QC

    Cayman Islands
    London

    Jalil Asif QC is an English Queen’s Counsel with experience advising and litigating complex commercial and insolvency disputes, with an emphasis on cases involving financial/accounting, scientific and technical issues. He is used to preparing and arguing applications for urgent interim relief, including obtaining freezing orders. 

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    Robin J. Baik

    Hong Kong

    Robin J. Baik focuses his practice on representing institutional and private clients in cross-border litigation, with a particular focus on complex financial and insolvency disputes.

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    Leanne A. Bortner

    Washington DC

    Leanne A. Bortner focuses on the areas of white-collar criminal defense, regulatory investigations and complex civil litigation with a particular emphasis on securities law, focusing on the financial services sector.

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    Eric B. Bruce

    Washington DC
    New York

    Eric B. Bruce is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator who regularly handles a broad range of matters.  He has tried numerous cases both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, and regularly handles high-profile matters on behalf of the firm’s clients.

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    Roger A. Burlingame

    London

    Roger Burlingame is a highly experienced trial attorney and investigator who focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement matters.

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    Sean P. Casey

    New York

    Sean P. Casey is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator who regularly serves as lead counsel in representing international corporations and individuals in high-profile and complex white-collar criminal defense matters, regulatory enforcement matters, and internal investigations.  Mr. Casey advises clients located in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., in connection with civil and criminal investigations conducted by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, among others.

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    Megha J. Charalambides

    New York

    Megha J. Charalambides is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation, securities fraud and white-collar criminal defense matters.

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    Jonathan D. Cogan

    New York

    Jonathan D. Cogan practices in the area of complex civil litigation, where he focuses on cross-border disputes involving joint ventures, partnerships, trusts and estates and financial products and services as well as insolvency and debtor-creditor disputes. Mr. Cogan also represents companies and their executives in white-collar and regulatory defense matters.

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    Kimberly P. Cole

    Washington DC

    Kimberly P. Cole focuses her practice on complex litigation, with particular emphasis on white-collar crime, regulatory investigations, securities and commercial matters.

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    James Corbett QC

    London
    Cayman Islands

    James Corbett QC is an English Barrister and Queen’s Counsel, a deputy High Court Judge, and an authority on cross-border litigation in English and Commonwealth courts, with an emphasis on disputes in the financial services and technology industries and insolvency contexts.

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    John D. Couriel

    Miami

    John D. Couriel is an experienced trial practitioner and counselor who focuses his practice on high-stakes cross-border litigation and investigations as well as high-value judgment enforcement matters, with a particular focus on Latin America.

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    Simon Cullingworth

    London

    Simon Cullingworth has considerable experience in international arbitration and litigation across numerous Asian and European jurisdictions as well as litigation in the High Court and Court of Appeal in England & Wales.

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    Timothy P. de Swardt

    British Virgin Islands

    Mr. de Swardt is an English Barrister who focuses his practice on international judgment enforcement and offshore asset recovery as well as financial products and services litigation. Mr. de Swardt has particular experience with regard to financial disputes involving fraud in the offshore jurisdictions.

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    Timothy P. De Swardt

    British Virgin Islands

    Mr. de Swardt is an English Barrister who focuses his practice on international judgment enforcement and offshore asset recovery as well as financial products and services litigation. Mr. de Swardt has particular experience with regard to financial disputes involving fraud in the offshore jurisdictions.

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    Anna L. Gilbert

    London

    Anna Gilbert is an experienced English qualified solicitor who focuses her practice on commercial litigation in the High Court in London and in international commercial arbitrations.

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    Arielle E. Goodley

    British Virgin Islands

    Arielle Goodley is an English Solicitor-Advocate who focuses on complex financial products and services litigation as well as international arbitration matters.  Ms. Goodley regularly represents clients within the banking, insurance, healthcare, telecoms, shipping and manufacturing industries.

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    Marcus J. Green

    New York

    Marcus J. Green focuses his practice on judgment enforcement, international asset investigations and recovery, and attendant litigation.  Mr. Green is experienced in complex civil litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and also regularly conducts internal investigations and advises clients in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations.

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    Carolyn Pelling Gurland

    Carolyn P. Gurland is a prominent Chicago trial lawyer who has spent over a decade working on many of the most high-profile government enforcement defense trials and investigations in the federal courts of the Northern District of Illinois.  Ms. Gurland has deep experience defending clients against the U.S. Government in a broad variety of matters including securities fraud investigations, accounting and tax fraud violations, and public corruption, among others.

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    John Han

    Hong Kong

    John Han is an experienced attorney who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation including securities and insolvency related matters.  Mr. Han also has experience advising on government and regulatory investigations.

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    Stephen Hayes

    London

    Stephen Hayes is an English qualified solicitor with broad experience in financial products and services litigation, joint venture and partnership disputes as well as trusts and estate litigation.

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    Robert W. Henoch

    London
    New York

    Robert W. Henoch is a highly experienced trial lawyer and investigator. He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous jury trials, including high-profile and complex multi-defendant cases, and represented clients in high-stakes litigation.

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    Jeremy C. Hollembeak

    New York

    Jeremy Hollembeak is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on cross-border bankruptcy and debtor-creditor disputes.  Mr. Hollembeak regularly represents multinational corporations across numerous industries including construction aerospace & defense, chemicals, energy resources & materials, financial services, gaming, and insurance, in matters involving complex insolvency and restructuring disputes.

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    Rebecca Hume

    Cayman Islands

    Rebecca Hume focuses her practice on international judgment enforcement and asset recovery, complex commercial litigation and insolvency litigation in various offshore jurisdictions. She regularly advises shareholders and stakeholders in solvent and insolvent liquidations in the various offshore jurisdictions.

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    Phil Huynh

    New York

    Phil Huynh is an attorney with experience in complex commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He has represented defendants in securities-fraud and antitrust class actions at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as companies under investigation by U.S. or foreign regulators, including for criminal antitrust and off-label-marketing violations.

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    Jason J. Kang

    Hong Kong

    Jason Kang focuses his practice on commercial disputes with an emphasis on international judgment enforcement and cross-border insolvency matters.  He regularly acts in complex commercial cases in the High Court and the District Court in Hong Kong, and is particularly experienced in dealings with Chinese companies and State-Owned Enterprises (“SOE”) in cross-border disputes and matters involving China.

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    Kelly Karneeb

    New York

    Kelly Karneeb focuses her practice on high-value commercial disputes with special emphasis on the financial services industry.  Ms. Karneeb also advises institutional and private clients in contentious white-collar criminal and regulatory defense matters.

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    Michael S. Kim

    New York
    London
    Hong Kong

    Michael S. Kim, co-founder of the Firm, regularly serves as lead counsel in high-stakes international financial disputes and criminal investigations. Mr. Kim is a well-known advocate in complex financial disputes, particularly in the financial services industry, international judgment enforcement, and insolvency contexts.

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    Jef Klazen

    New York

    Jef Klazen practices in the areas of international judgment enforcement, as well as complex civil and criminal litigation. Mr. Klazen has experience representing companies in large-scale judgment enforcement and asset recovery matters.

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    Steven G. Kobre

    New York
    Hong Kong

    Steven G. Kobre, co-founder of the firm, is an experienced trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in numerous high-value disputes. Mr. Kobre practices in the area of complex civil litigation and arbitration, where he focuses on disputes among commercial entities, Fortune 500 companies, and other large institutions.  In addition, he is routinely called upon to represent clients in the United States, Asia, South America and Europe in responding to government investigations.

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    Calvin K. Koo

    Hong Kong

    Calvin K. Koo focuses his practice on international government and regulatory investigations, white-collar criminal defense, international arbitration and complex commercial litigation matters.

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    Stephen Leontsinis

    Cayman Islands

    Stephen Leontsinis is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on companies disputes, insolvency disputes and contentious trust litigation in various offshore jurisdictions.

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    Lara Levinson

    London

    Lara Levinson is an experienced and dual-qualified English solicitor and U.S. attorney who focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and asset forfeiture and recovery matters.

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    Gabrielle K.W. Liu

    Hong Kong

    Gabrielle Liu focuses on cross-border insolvency and bankruptcy matters as well as government enforcement defense.  In particular, she regularly represents Asia-based clients including financial institutions, state-owned entities and multinational corporations, particularly with regard to navigating bankruptcy and liquidation disputes and related court proceedings.

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    Andrew C. Lourie

    Washington DC
    Miami

    Andrew C. Lourie is an experienced trial attorney who practices in the areas of government enforcement defense, international judgment enforcement & asset recovery, and investigations & monitorships.

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    Jay Y. Mandel

    New York

    Jay Y. Mandel is an experienced attorney who focuses his practice on complex litigation, including disputes against banks, investment companies, and other financial services firms on behalf of institutional investors and other institutional clients.

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    Rebecca G. Mangold

    New York

    Rebecca Mangold is an experienced attorney focusing on a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters as well as international criminal and regulatory investigations.

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    Jason Sharma Manning

    New York

    Jason Manning focuses on cross-border litigation, government enforcement defense, internal investigations and monitorships, and complex immigration and asylum matters.

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    Zaharah R. Markoe

    Miami

    Zaharah R. Markoe focuses in the areas of government enforcement defense and internal investigations, with particular emphasis on securities-related litigation and investment manager and broker-dealer regulation. Ms. Markoe also practices complex civil litigation, focusing on appellate advocacy.

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    Alison S. Maxwell

    Cayman Islands

    Alison Maxwell focuses her practice on international judgment enforcement and offshore asset recovery, financial products and services litigation, as well as international arbitration matters.

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    Scott K. McCulloch

    Washington DC

    Scott McCulloch focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and government enforcement matters in the financial services industry.

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    Philippa McFarlane Ebanks

    Cayman Islands

    Philippa McFarlane Ebanks is an English barrister who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and contentious insolvency matters, with particular focus in the financial services industry.

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    David H. McGill

    New York

    David H. McGill is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on representing financial firms in litigation and arbitration involving complex financial products and transactions, including derivatives, commodity swaps, and mortgage-backed-securities.

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    William F. McGovern

    Hong Kong

    William F. McGovern focuses his practice on international commercial disputes, international regulatory and criminal investigations, as well as matters involving worldwide asset-tracing, the law of offshore trusts, liquidations, and international judgment enforcement.

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    Matthew I. Menchel

    Miami

    Matthew I. Menchel is a highly-regarded and experienced trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in numerous high-profile white-collar criminal and complex civil trials. Mr. Menchel focuses on white-collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation as well as insolvency litigation.

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    Pamella Mitchell

    Cayman Islands

    Pamella Mitchell is an experienced attorney who focuses her practice on international judgment enforcement and offshore asset recovery as well as bankruptcy and debtor-creditor disputes.

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    Melanie L. Oxhorn

    New York

    Melanie L. Oxhorn focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation.  She has extensive experience in both briefing and arguing complex appellate matters in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals, and all of the lower New York appellate courts.

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    S. Nathan Park

    Washington DC

    S. Nathan Park practices in the areas of cross-border commercial litigation, international arbitration and adversarial bankruptcy proceedings, particularly involving U.S. and Asia-based clients.

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    Steven W. Perlstein

    New York

    Steven W. Perlstein is an experienced trial lawyer who practices in the area of complex civil litigation, focusing on litigation related to complex commercial transactions (such as CDO and MBS transactions), business break-up disputes and securities-related litigation.

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    Carlos Pires

    London

    Carlos Pires is an English solicitor who focuses his practice on cross-border commercial litigation and arbitrations, particularly in the energy, telecommunication, and banking industries as well as matters involving Latin American companies with disputes in English law jurisdictions.

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    Tim Prudhoe

    British Virgin Islands

    Tim Prudhoe is a commercial litigator and arbitrator with extensive experience in relation to international financial centres.  In addition to his work in the BVI, Turks & Caicos Islands, Bermuda and several other offshore jurisdictions, he also undertakes work in the English courts.  He is authorized to conduct English legal proceedings as a Barrister.

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    Robin Rathmell

    New York

    Robin Rathmell is an English barrister and New York attorney who focuses his practice on international commercial and trust disputes.  He is also an experienced advocate, having appeared numerous times in the English High Court and Court of Appeal.

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    Joshua L. Ray

    New York

    Josh Ray focuses on a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, securities litigation as well as white-collar criminal defense and regulatory investigations. Mr. Ray also has experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of executive boards and committees.

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    Adriana Riviere-Badell

    Miami

    Adriana Riviere-Badell focuses her practice on representing clients from the financial services industry in complex civil litigation including securities and insolvency litigation. Ms. Riviere-Badell also advises clients in government enforcement matters.

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    Danielle L. Rose

    New York

    Danielle L. Rose has extensive experience in representing clients in high-stakes commercial disputes. Ms. Rose’s practice focuses on complex financial product and services matters, often with a cross-border component. She also has substantial experience in litigating securities, M&A, joint venture and partnership disputes as well as in structuring complex settlements.

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    Brad H. Samuels

    Washington DC

    Brad H. Samuels focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and government enforcement matters, specifically in the financial services industry.

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    Benjamin J.A. Sauter

    New York

    Benjamin Sauter focuses his practice on government enforcement defense and investigations as well as financial products and services litigation.  Mr. Sauter is experienced in a variety of litigation matters involving securities, antitrust issues, regulatory enforcement, and patent and licensing engagements, among others.

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    Pamela Sawhney

    New York

    Pamela Sawhney is an experienced attorney who practices in the areas of government enforcement defense and internal investigations with particular emphasis on financial services-related litigation.

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    John (Fritz) Scanlon

    Washington DC

    John (Fritz) Scanlon is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on complex financial products and services litigation as well as international arbitrations.  Mr. Scanlon is often involved in large scale and high-profile commercial litigations that span multiple international jurisdictions.

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    Leif T. Simonson

    New York

    Leif Simonson is an experienced attorney who regularly handles high-stakes disputes involving a variety of complex financial products and services, as well as white-collar criminal investigations and enforcement proceedings.

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    Eric Snyder

    Washington DC

    Eric Snyder is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator who has handled numerous high-profile cases. Mr. Snyder focuses his practice on the representation of companies and individuals in Latin America who are the subject of U.S. government investigations concerning a wide range of allegations including money laundering, commercial espionage, commercial bribery, corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (“FCPA”) enforcement, Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) violations, bid-rigging and anti-competitive conduct, among other issues.

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    Justin Sommers

    New York

    Justin Sommers focuses his practice on advising clients involved in highly complex commercial disputes as well as multi-jurisdictional U.S. government and regulatory investigations.

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    Andrew Stafford QC

    London

    Andrew Stafford is an English Barrister and Queen’s Counsel with a breadth of experience in advising and litigating complex commercial disputes and international arbitrations involving financial products and services as well as joint venture and partnerships disputes.  In particular, he has significant experience in the area of trade secrets and confidential information, especially within the financial services industry. Mr. Stafford QC has acted against banks in litigation involving derivative banking instruments such as letters of credit, guarantees, and performance bonds, related to trading misconduct such as mis-selling.

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    Samuel A. Stern

    Miami

    Samuel A. Stern is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on government enforcement defense and financial products and services litigation. In particular, Mr. Stern has an extensive background investigating and trying cases involving financial crimes such as insider trading, bank fraud, money laundering and tax evasion, among others.

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    Carrie A. Tendler

    New York

    Carrie A. Tendler focuses her practice in the area of international judgment enforcement and cross-border asset forfeiture and recovery.  Ms. Tendler also has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, insolvency and debtor-creditor disputes, and deal, joint venture and partnership related matters.

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    Peter Tyers-Smith

    British Virgin Islands

    Peter Tyers-Smith is an English Barrister who focuses his practice on complex commercial and insolvency litigation in various offshore jurisdictions.

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    Shaun Z. Wu

    Hong Kong

    Shaun Z. Wu is an experienced attorney who focuses on international litigation and arbitration, regulatory and internal investigations, and the enforcement of high-value awards and judgments in complex, cross-border cases.  He has particularly in-depth experience working with Asia-based clients, and especially on China-related matters.

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    Joyce (Qinyu) Xiang

    Hong Kong

    Joyce (Qinyu) Xiang, a native Mandarin speaker, focuses her practice on the representation of international clients in internal investigations and government enforcement defense matters. She also focuses on complex civil litigation, representing clients in a variety of different industries.

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