Kobre & Kim focuses solely on disputes and investigations. Our lawyers collaborate on cross-border teams that handle matters involving criminal defense and regulatory enforcement, internal investigations, civil and commercial litigation, class actions, judgment enforcement and asset recovery, and financial products and services disputes.

At Kobre & Kim, we seek lawyers who are driven and willing to think creatively. Our lawyers receive a vast amount of responsibility early on and are expected to solve unique and complicated problems. With a reputation for outstanding client service, the firm encourages associates to be impactful members of the overall team.

Do You Have What It Takes?

We are accepting applications for associates who are interested in and have both civil and criminal litigation experience. In San Francisco, we are accepting general associate candidates and candidates with patent litigation experience or a technical or science background. For all offices, every candidate should:

  • be an honors graduate from a top law school,
  • have extensive writing experience, and
  • have work experience at a top-tier law firm.

We are currently interviewing candidates who graduated law school from 2012 to 2015. Clerkships, particularly federal or appellate, are preferred.

Our Process

Candidates participate in a two- to three-round interview process, during which they meet with a variety of associates, principals, and partners. The final step in the interview process is a writing test, which all associate and principal candidates must pass before Kobre & Kim extends an offer. Upon joining the firm, each lawyer participates in a weeklong orientation and receives a mentor to assist in acclimation and career development.

How to Apply

All applications should include a resume, law school transcript, and two writing samples. We prefer that the writing samples be trial advocacy pieces (motions, briefs, etc.) rather than articles, publications or internal memorandums.

For more information, please visit our Apply Now page.

Please direct all lateral inquiries, including applicants and search firms, to the Legal Recruitment Department at

The International Lawyer Program

Kobre & Kim's unique training program allows experienced lawyers qualified to practice in jurisdictions outside the United States to work in our New York office. International lawyers join Kobre & Kim as full-time employees, where they participate on case teams and gain valuable experience before returning to their home countries.

This nine-month program is offered to lawyers with at least two years of experience practicing outside the U.S., who have completed an LLM degree at a U.S. law school.

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Training and Career Development

Annual Trainings

Professional development is critical to the firm's success. Our programs ensure that all lawyers have the tools they need to excel in their roles and meet firm goals. Some areas of focus include:

  • Mock Trial Workshop
  • Mock International Arbitration Program
  • Kobre & Kim Best Practices
  • Practice Management
  • Kobre & Kim Product Group Training
  • Additional CLE Trainings for Lawyers


Kobre & Kim is an accredited CLE provider in New York and California. The firm is dedicated to providing ongoing programs that foster professional development, enhance legal skills and address changes in the law. Lawyers are encouraged to attend as many presentations as their time permits and are invited to deliver presentations on any topic of their choice.

Contact Information

Please direct all lateral inquiries, including applicants and search firms, to the Legal Recruitment Department at

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