Our People

Kristie M. Blase

New York
(212) 259-7308


New York


Government and Regulatory
Government Investigations
Trade Secrets
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Bribery, Corruption and FCPA
Investigation, White Collar and Fraud
Financial Services Litigation
Securities and Enforcement
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Litigation
E-Discovery and Information Risk
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency



J.D. from The George Washington University Law School

Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University of Maryland



Kristie Blase regularly advises privately- and publicly-held companies, their directors and officers, and financial services industry clients to help them minimize and address business risks. Kristie’s goal is to create positive outcomes for her clients. She assists clients with complex commercial litigation, white collar and securities enforcement, internal investigations, and bankruptcy litigation. Kristie regularly litigates employment-related issues, including non-competes, non-solicits, trade secrets, and finders’ fees. She also represents high net worth individuals in business and personal disputes.

Kristie has a strong commitment to pro bono service, focusing her efforts on arts, education, and access to justice issues. Kristie was the lead attorney with the NYCLU in the historic settlement of a class action seeking systemic reform of the public defense system in New York State that has led to major changes across New York State.

Before joining CKR Law, Kristie was an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York and worked in-house at Och-Ziff Capital Management. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School, where she served on the Moot Court Board. Kristie also earned an engineering degree from the University of Maryland with Honors and Gemstone citations. She spent part of her undergraduate time at the École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d'Aérotechnique (ENSMA) in France and at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG) in the Netherlands.

Notable Representations include: