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
About the Analyst Program
Kobre & Kim is recognized industrywide for its innovative Analyst Program, which now encompasses more than 80 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.
All analysts have opportunities for advancement after their first year including transitioning to management roles as a Senior Analyst or Product Manager or specializing in practice areas. Analysts are also eligible to work in a highly legal-focused role as Specialists, working closely with the firm’s lawyers across two product areas, skills or geographical regions to provide critical advisory services and leadership on certain client matters within Kobre & Kim’s main product groups.
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 participate in a network of both current and emerging leaders in the legal industry and beyond.
Additionally, the Analyst Program offers unique benefits and opportunities for analysts including, but not limited, to:
- Career growth (promotion opportunities, affinity groups, mentorship, biannual structured feedback)
- Skills development (client interaction, public speaking, extensive training, stipends for foreign language courses and job-related professional certifications)
- Graduate school preparation support (paid study leave, firm covered test preparation)
- Work perks (social and professional development events, peer mentorship and coaching, travel, stipends, external speaker events).
Analysts who remain at the firm for at least three years are also eligible for the selective Kobre & Kim Scholars Program, which awards recipients with up to one year’s tuition to pursue law school, business school and other graduate degrees.
The Analyst position is open to final-year undergraduate and graduate students from any field of study or discipline. 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; strong critical thinking and excellent writing, research, teamwork and communication skills.
Analysts are self-confident, highly motivated 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 — Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish — are not required but strongly encouraged.
Learn more about our current analysts in the Our People section here.
Kobre & Kim typically recruits summer analyst cohorts in the fall (September – early December) through on-campus recruiting (OCR) and resume drops at universities within the United States and internationally. Recruiting for the Analyst Program summer internship will occur between January 2021 – April 2021.
Analyst Program Job Openings
Full-Time Analyst Position Openings
Kobre & Kim does not have available full-time openings. For prospective candidates interested in potential future openings in São Paulo, Dubai and Tel Aviv, please email your resume/CV and a brief summary of your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals interested in New York or Washington, DC with fluent or native Korean language skills are also encouraged to email us about potential future openings. Please also note that available full-time Analyst openings across our global offices will be posted on our Careers Page at https://bit.ly/30RAzau.
Summer Analyst Internship Openings
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021 Summer Analyst Intern position (formerly known as the Summer Litigation Internship) in the following office locations: New York, Miami, San Francisco, São Paulo, Washington DC, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London, and Tel Aviv as well as a potential opening in Dubai. The 2021 summer internship will be eight weeks in duration (35-40 hours per week) beginning on June 21, 2021, and conclude on August 13, 2021. Please note that work authorization is required to intern in the hired location but OPT is accepted for U.S. offices. Additionally, it will be confirmed whether the internship will be in-person, virtual or a hybrid closer to the start date. Undergraduate and graduate students graduating between December 2021 and June 2022 are eligible to apply. Eligible intern candidates must be current juniors, seniors or final year master’s degree students (December 2021 – June 2022 graduation) enrolled in a full-time degree program.
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 summer 2022 start, as well as available 2021 openings.
Please check your university’s careers portal or with your career services office for active job postings, or reach out to email@example.com. If an Analyst Program job opportunity is not posted at your university, we still encourage you to apply for available openings featured on the Kobre & Kim Analyst Careers Page if you meet the aforementioned qualifications.
Any additional inquiries about Analyst Program and Summer Analyst Internship recruiting can be directed to the Analyst Program Recruiting Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Full-Time Analyst Position Openings
If you are interested in the aforementioned select full-time Analyst position job openings for the summer 2021 start, please email email@example.com for application instructions and further information.
Summer Analyst Internship Openings
If you are interested in the 2021 Summer Analyst Intern position, please submit your application through our Analyst Careers Page and by email as follows.
- Email the below required application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “2021 Summer Analyst Internship Application.” In the body of your email, please list: (a) your top two office preferences in order; (b) if you would require sponsorship at any time to work in either of your preferred office locations; and (c) any additional language skills and written/oral fluency level by language (native, fluent, proficient, intermediate).
- Submit your application through the Kobre & Kim Analyst Careers website at https://bit.ly/30RAzau.
Required Application Materials
- Resume/CV (include your final degree)
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Academic Transcript
- Two Writing Samples*
*Writing samples should be argumentative papers written for college courses and/or independent research papers. Full papers of 5-10 pages or excerpts from lengthier samples are acceptable.
All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants selected to interview will be contacted. Contact Analyst Program Recruiting at email@example.com with any questions or inquiries about more immediate openings or the status of your application.
Kobre & Kim is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer. Kobre & Kim provides equal opportunity to all employees on the basis of individual qualification without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, national origin, physical and mental disability, genetic information and history, sexual orientation, or other category protected by state or federal law. Kobre & Kim does not discriminate in the recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, benefits, or any other condition of employment.
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. We also have analyst alumni who return as associates at our firm. Our alumni are among the most talented and sought-after young professionals in the world, and we aim for each individual experience at Kobre & Kim to translate into a lifetime of meaningful work.
Senior Manager of Analyst Program & Head of Global Analyst Program Recruiting
Analyst Program Recruiting