The Analyst Program

“The culture we have tried to create at Kobre & Kim is one that encourages people to speak for themselves and to be vocal about their opinions. We know that the best ideas and strategies do not always come from the top down but from all directions. This is important because we are ultimately in the business of advocating for our client’s position.”

–Michael S. Kim, firm co-founder


What is the Analyst Program?

The Kobre & Kim Analyst Program is a highly selective, minimum two-year program for recent college graduates and young professionals. Kobre & Kim is recognized industry-wide for its innovative Analyst Program, which now encompasses more than 60 Analysts worldwide. Analysts remain at the firm for a minimum of two years (and often longer), working alongside lawyers from the inception of the investigative phase of cases through actual litigation. Working under the supervision of the firm's lawyers, our Analysts provide research, knowledge and insight into sophisticated markets and a broad suite of highly specialized financial products.

The Analyst Program was created out of Michael Kim and Steven Kobre’s vision to maximize the value we provide to each of our clients. They recognized that there is a premium associated with all work generated by an attorney, but not all substantive work in support of a client’s position requires a legal degree. Examples of substantive work performed by Analysts include:

  • Conducting factual and financial analysis and legal research;
  • Providing strategic input based on their knowledge of the case facts;
  • Drafting and filing court documents;
  • Preparing for court appearances, depositions, client meetings and witness interviews; and
  • Managing short-term and long-term investigative projects.

By having Analysts conduct this work under attorney supervision, attorneys can focus on the legal complexities and strategy at hand, which do require the expertise of a developed legal practice. Analysts are different from the typical paralegal in that the role’s core responsibilities are focused on substantive legal and financial work.

Above all, Analysts serve as the “masters of the facts” on their case teams as the members of the team closest to a case’s fact pattern and documents. Many of our analysts also speak two or more languages, have specialized knowledge of a particular region or previous experience in the financial sector.

Additional information on our Analysts, including Specialist Analysts, can be viewed on the Our People section of our website.

Learn more about how Analysts add value to cases to further the client’s agenda here.


Why Join the Analyst Program?

The Analyst Program offers an unparalleled opportunity for recent college graduates and young professionals to gain substantive, hands-on experience in law; develop their critical thinking skills and acumen for a successful career in any industry; and join a network of both current and emerging leaders in the legal industry and beyond.

All Analysts have opportunities for advancement after their first year, including transitioning to management roles as a Senior Analyst or Product Manager. Analysts are also eligible to work in a highly legal-focused role as Specialist Analysts, working closely with the firm’s lawyers in cultivating specific product areas or skills to provide critical advisory services and leadership on client matters.

Additionally, the Analyst Program offers unique benefits and opportunities for Analysts, including but not limited to:

  • Career growth (promotion and leadership opportunities, cross-office teamwork & collaboration, affinity groups, mentorship, international connections and alumni network, structured feedback)
  • Skills development (client interaction, public speaking, extensive training and resources, stipends for foreign language courses and job-related professional certifications)
  • Graduate school preparation support (paid study leave, firm-covered test preparation stipend, guidance from peers and network)
  • Work perks (social and professional development events, peer and attorney mentorship, stipends, external/internal speaker events, potential office transfers and travel opportunities, hybrid working model, and much more).

Click here to learn more about the Analyst Program by the Numbers.


Job Qualifications

The Analyst position is open to final-year undergraduate and graduate students across the globe from any field of study or discipline, as well as young professionals. Analysts are typically top-ranked graduates from prestigious colleges and universities. Candidates should possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; a strong academic background; and excellent critical thinking, writing, research, teamwork and communication skills.

Analysts are highly motivated and intellectually curious individuals who display a broad range of academic and extracurricular interests. Interest in exploring financial markets and pursuing a career in law is welcomed but not necessary. Analysts come from a range of disciplines including STEM, finance, social sciences and liberal arts. Additional language skills that can be used in a business setting — Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish — are not required but strongly encouraged.


The Summer 2024 Analyst Internship Program

The Summer Analyst Internship will be held from June 17 to August 9, 2024. Please note that work authorization is required to intern in the hired location but OPT is accepted for U.S. offices.

Only undergraduate and graduate students with graduation dates between December 2024 and June 2025 are eligible to apply. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the legal industry and hands-on experience in the dynamic fields of complex civil and criminal financial litigation. Summer Analyst Interns will work on case teams and closely collaborate with the firm’s lawyers, Analysts and Litigation Assistants while contributing to various substantive and administrative assignments. Summer Analyst Interns may also support the firm’s internal departments, such as knowledge management and global business development, to drive the firm’s practice and product innovation forward.

General duties may include, but are not limited to, document review and analysis, open-source research, factual and financial analysis, note-taking for external meetings or court appearances, preparation of court papers, compiling documents for attorney and client review, and organizing electronic case files. All duties are conducted under lawyer supervision.

By the conclusion of the internship, Summer Analyst Interns should have a strong command of the practical and logistical foundations involved with legal work. Summer Analyst Interns will also have the option of being considered for the full-time Analyst position for start in summer 2025, January 2025 or potential more immediate openings.


Recruiting Process & Timeline

Kobre & Kim typically recruits full-time Analyst cohorts in the fall (September – November) and Summer Analyst Intern cohorts beginning in early February. Analyst and Intern cohorts primarily start in mid-June and go through two weeks of extensive training. Smaller cohorts of Analysts may also join the firm throughout the year.

We conduct on-campus interviews (OCIs) at universities within the United States, and we also accept applications from talented individuals across the globe from all schools and backgrounds. Please click here to see some of the schools we commonly receive applications from.

If you would like to set up an informational chat with a current Analyst to ask questions about the firm & the role, feel free to visit our People page here. Our current Analysts can be contacted via email.

Our process for both full-time and intern hires generally follows these steps:

1. First-Round Interview

a. Strong applicants will be invited to submit a video interview. You will be posed with behavioral questions in order to learn more about your candidacy and interest in the program.

2. Second-Round Interview (“Superday”)

a. Superdays consist of two interviews with Analyst(s) and/or program coordinator(s). The first interview is behavioral in nature, while the second is analytical, focusing on one of your writing samples. For certain offices, you may also interview with attorneys based in that location. 

3. Third-Round Interview (“Management”) 

a. This final interview is with a Manager of the Analyst Program. If applicable, advanced language proficiency is assessed verbally and in writing.

In some of our smaller offices, we occasionally have additional interviews with Regional Managing Directors or Partners based in the office location. Please note that all interviews are conducted virtually unless otherwise specified.


Analyst Program Openings & Instructions

Full-Time Analyst Position Openings (Summer 2024 Start)

We are accepting applications for our Tel Aviv and Dubai offices only for the full-time Analyst position with a June 2024 or January 2025 start date. For all other offices besides Tel Aviv and Dubai, we are no longer accepting applications for a 2024 start date. If you are interested in working in the aforementioned offices, please submit the required application materials listed below on our Careers website

All previously submitted applications for our global offices will be reviewed until openings are filled. All applicants will be provided a status update once available, but urgent inquiries, including competing offer deadlines, should be communicated in advance recruiting@kobrekim.com

Required Application Materials

  • Resume/CV (include your cumulative GPA or final degree)
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Academic Transcript or Documentation on Academic Performance
  • Two Writing Samples*

*Writing samples should be argumentative papers written in English for college courses and/or independent research. Full papers of 5-10 pages or excerpts from lengthier samples are acceptable

Summer Analyst Internship Openings

We are now accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Analyst Internship in our New York, Washington DC, Miami, San Francisco and London offices. Please submit your application on our Careers website. You will be asked to submit the same required application materials as listed for the full-time Analyst position above. The application deadline is Monday, February 12 at 11:59pm (ET)


Alumni of the Analyst Program

Our alumni contribute to the firm’s rich history and tradition, and we strive to maintain active relationships with our global alumni. Upon completion of the Analyst Program, more than half of our Analysts attend law school at world-renowned institutions, while a significant number go on to attend top business schools or seek other advanced degrees. Analyst Program alumni have also returned to our firm as associates. Our alumni are among the most talented and sought-after young professionals in the industry, and we aim for each individual experience at Kobre & Kim to translate into a lifetime of meaningful work.


Contact Information:

Analyst Program Recruiting

recruiting@kobrekim.com

Shannon Russo, Recruiting Coordinator