Attorney Bio

Kristie M. Blase concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation, white-collar and securities enforcement, internal investigations, and risk management. She regularly advises on and litigates employment-related issues, including non-competes, non-solicits, trade secrets, compensation, and finders’ fees. She is a strategic business partner with her clients and seeks creative solutions to resolve disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Kristie served as a partner and chair of the Global Regulatory Group in the New York City office of an international law firm. She has more than 15 years of experience advising private and public companies, their directors and officers, and financial services industry clients on risk avoidance, compliance, corporate governance, and litigation management.

Kristie has a strong commitment to pro bono service. 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 led to major changes across the State.

Earlier in her legal career, Kristie practiced at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York and worked in-house at Och-Ziff Capital Management.

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  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2006
  • B.A., Engineering, Honors and Gemstone citations, University of Maryland College Park, 2002


  • New York Super Lawyer, 2020-2023
  • Rising Star by New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2017
  • Lawyers Who Lead by Example Award, New York Law Journal, 2015
  • Empire State Counsel Honoree by New York State Bar Association, 2013-2014


  • New York, 2007
  • Texas, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2008

Professional Activities

  • New York City Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, Secretary, 2021-Present
  • New York Chinese Cultural Center, Board of Directors, 2014-Present, Secretary, 2021-Present
  • Science Language & Arts International School, Board of Trustees, 2017-2021

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English, French
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