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Kristie M. Blase

New York
(212) 259.7308
Kblase@ckrlaw.com
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BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of New York


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Employment
Funds
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


ACCREDITATIONS

Awards:
Rising Star by New York Super Lawyers (2013-2017)
New York Law Journal’s 2015 Lawyers Who Lead by Example Award
Empire State Counsel Honoree by New York State Bar Association (2013-2014)

Memberships:
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York Chinese Cultural Center (Board of Directors)
Science Language & Arts International School (Board of Trustees)

EDUCATION

J.D., The George Washington University Law School

B.A., Engineering, University of Maryland College Park (Honors and Gemstone citations)


LANGUAGES

English

French

Kristie Blase is a partner and chair of the Global Regulatory Group in the New York City office. Ms. Blase brings over 15 years of experience on advising privately- and publicly-held companies, their directors and officers, and financial services industry clients to help them minimize and address business risks.

Ms. Blase’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. Ms. Blase 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.

Ms. Blase has a strong commitment to pro bono service, focusing her efforts on arts, education, and access to justice issues. She 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.

Prior to joining CKR, Ms. Blase was an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York and worked in-house at Och-Ziff Capital Management. While studying for her J.D., Ms. Blase served on the Moot Court Board. 

 

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