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Blythe G. Kochsiek represents clients in government-facing investigations and litigation, corporate internal investigations, and complex civil litigation.  A senior associate in the Special Matters & Government Investigations practice, Blythe helps clients navigate a wide array of white-collar issues, especially those at the intersection of white-collar investigations and complex litigation. 

Blythe’s experience includes defending companies and individuals in investigations by the Department of Justice, Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general, and other federal, state, and foreign authorities, and conducting domestic and international internal investigations across a range of industries, including technology, financial services, and healthcare.  Blythe also handles a diverse litigation docket and has significant courtroom experience.  In addition, Blythe provides compliance, risk-assessment, and crisis-management advice to companies. 

Blythe devotes a significant portion of her time to pro bono work and is a member of the firm’s Associates Committee.

In law school, Blythe was a judicial extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner, United States District Court, Central District of California, and Chief Technical Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.  Since 2015, Blythe has served as a member of Loyola Law School’s Board of Governors (President, 2018-2019).  Blythe is also a member of Marlborough High School’s Young Alumnae Council (President, 2018-2020).

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Credentials

J.D., Loyola Law School

B.A., Cornell University, magna cum laude

California

Central District of California

Intern, Hon. R. Gary Klausner, Central District of California

Firmwide Associates Committee

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award


2020

Southern California Rising Star


2019 - 2022, Super Lawyers

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Recognition

King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award


2020

Southern California Rising Star


2019 - 2022, Super Lawyers

Matters

-Represented global technology company before the House Committee on the Judiciary in an investigation of competition issues.

-Advised publicly-traded pharmaceutical company concerning Department of Justice and state attorneys general investigations into the company’s past promotion of opioids.

-Counseled companies in the FinTech industry with respect to global regulatory compliance issues and OFAC subpoena responses.

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-Represented global technology company before the House Committee on the Judiciary in an investigation of competition issues.

-Advised publicly-traded pharmaceutical company concerning Department of Justice and state attorneys general investigations into the company’s past promotion of opioids.

-Counseled companies in the FinTech industry with respect to global regulatory compliance issues and OFAC subpoena responses.

-Represented a Fortune 500 multinational company on FCPA compliance issues involving overseas projects.

-Advised major multinational technology company on cross-border corporate governance issues relating to concurrent criminal and civil tax proceedings in France.

-Conducted time-sensitive due diligence in the U.S. and abroad for a publicly-traded FinTech company in connection with its acquisition by a private equity firm in a $3.5 billion deal.

-Provided strategic advice to medical technology company on general corporate and investigation matters.

-Represented client in responding to administrative investigation by the Federal Maritime Commission.

Insights

Article · Source: Thomson Reuters Practical Law

November 5, 2021
King & Spalding: transatlantic business crime and investigations November 2021 column

Article · Source: Practical Law Company/Thomson Reuters

December 12, 2019
King & Spalding: transatlantic buisness crime and investigations December column

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Matters

-Represented global technology company before the House Committee on the Judiciary in an investigation of competition issues.

-Advised publicly-traded pharmaceutical company concerning Department of Justice and state attorneys general investigations into the company’s past promotion of opioids.

-Counseled companies in the FinTech industry with respect to global regulatory compliance issues and OFAC subpoena responses.

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Matters

-Represented global technology company before the House Committee on the Judiciary in an investigation of competition issues.

-Advised publicly-traded pharmaceutical company concerning Department of Justice and state attorneys general investigations into the company’s past promotion of opioids.

-Counseled companies in the FinTech industry with respect to global regulatory compliance issues and OFAC subpoena responses.

-Represented a Fortune 500 multinational company on FCPA compliance issues involving overseas projects.

-Advised major multinational technology company on cross-border corporate governance issues relating to concurrent criminal and civil tax proceedings in France.

-Conducted time-sensitive due diligence in the U.S. and abroad for a publicly-traded FinTech company in connection with its acquisition by a private equity firm in a $3.5 billion deal.

-Provided strategic advice to medical technology company on general corporate and investigation matters.

-Represented client in responding to administrative investigation by the Federal Maritime Commission.

Insights

Article · Source: Thomson Reuters Practical Law

November 5, 2021
King & Spalding: transatlantic business crime and investigations November 2021 column

Article · Source: Practical Law Company/Thomson Reuters

December 12, 2019
King & Spalding: transatlantic buisness crime and investigations December column

View all

Credentials

J.D., Loyola Law School

B.A., Cornell University, magna cum laude

California

Central District of California

Intern, Hon. R. Gary Klausner, Central District of California

Firmwide Associates Committee

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award


2020

Southern California Rising Star


2019 - 2022, Super Lawyers

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Recognition

King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award


2020

Southern California Rising Star


2019 - 2022, Super Lawyers