Attorney Bio


Kristie Blase concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation, white-collar and securities enforcement, internal investigations, and bankruptcy litigation. She regularly litigates employment-related issues, including non-competes, non-solicits, trade secrets, and finders’ fees.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Blase served as a partner and chair of the Global Regulatory Group in the New York City office of CKR Law. She has 15 years of experience advising private and public companies, their directors and officers, and financial services industry clients on risk avoidance and litigation management.

Ms. Blase has a strong commitment to pro bono service. She was the lead attorney with 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.

Earlier in her legal career, Ms. Blase was an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York and worked in-house at Och-Ziff Capital Management.

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Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2006
  • B.A., Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, 2002

Awards

  • New York Super Lawyer, 2020-2021
  • 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

Admissions

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

Professional Activities

  • Science Language & Arts International School, Board of Trustees, 2017-Present
  • New York Chinese Cultural Center, Board of Directors Member, 2014-Present

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Languages

English, French
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