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Blythe G. Kochsiek is an associate in the Special Matters and Government Investigations practice in King & Spalding’s Los Angeles office.  Blythe represents clients in investigations and litigation, including corporate internal investigations, government criminal and civil investigations, white-collar criminal defense, and complex civil litigation.

Blythe’s experience includes defending companies in investigations by the Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and other federal, state, and foreign authorities, and conducting domestic and international internal investigations across a range of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, and energy/natural resources. 

Prior to joining the firm, Blythe was an associate at Baker Hostetler LLP, where she practiced complex commercial litigation.  Blythe received her J.D. degree from Loyola Law School.  During law school, she 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.  Blythe graduated magna cum laude and received her B.A. degree from Cornell University.

Since 2015, Blythe has served as a member of Loyola Law School’s Board of Governors and is currently its President.  Blythe is also President of Marlborough High School’s Young Alumnae Council.

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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

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

Southern California Rising Star


2019, Super Lawyers

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Southern California Rising Star


2019, Super Lawyers

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

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

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

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

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

Representing 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

September 6, 2019
King & Spalding: transatlantic business crime and investigations September column

Article · Source: Thomson Reuters UK Practical Law

February 28, 2019
Transatlantic Business Crime and Investigations Column

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Matters

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

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

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

See more
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Matters

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

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

Representing 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

September 6, 2019
King & Spalding: transatlantic business crime and investigations September column

Article · Source: Thomson Reuters UK Practical Law

February 28, 2019
Transatlantic Business Crime and Investigations 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

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

Southern California Rising Star


2019, Super Lawyers

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Recognition

Southern California Rising Star


2019, Super Lawyers