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


Listen to the founding partners, lawyers and analysts discuss the Analyst Program and the distinctive experience that Kobre & Kim offers.

About the Analyst Program

Kobre & Kim is recognized industrywide for its innovative Analyst Program, which now encompasses more than 70 analysts worldwide. Analysts work 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, specializing in practice areas, and/or transferring to other offices worldwide.

Job Qualifications

Analysts are typically top-ranked graduates from the most prestigious colleges and universities.

Candidates should possess:

  • a four-year college degree; 
  • a strong GPA; 
  • a teamwork mentality; and 
  • excellent writing, research and communication skills.

The firm seeks self-confident, highly motivated individuals with varied academic and extracurricular interests. Curiosity about exploring financial markets and pursuing a career in law is welcomed but not required. Language skills — especially Arabic, German, Hebrew, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish — are a plus.

How to Apply

The Analyst Program is open to final-year undergraduate and graduate students from any field of study or discipline. An interest in exploring financial markets and pursuing a career in law is welcomed but not required.

Kobre & Kim is currently accepting applications for summer 2020 analysts. Please review the below schedule for fall 2019 on-campus recruiting (OCR) at select schools. If you are participating in On-Campus Interviews (OCI), please apply through your university careers portal and through our web application here.

If you attend a university where we do not currently recruit on campus or have recently graduated, please submit your application through our website here and also email your materials to recruiting@kobrekim.com with mention of your preferred start date and offices.

To apply, submit a resume (including GPA), cover letter, two writing samples and unofficial college transcript(s) via your university careers portal (if applicable) and through our web application.

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.

For questions about the recruiting process or inquiries regarding immediate openings for the Analyst position and summer 2020 internship opportunities, please email recruiting@kobrekim.com.


Recruiting

We typically recruit a summer analyst cohort in the fall at select universities through on-campus recruiting and resume drops, however prospective graduates of any four-year college or university are encouraged to apply throughout the year. Please check Handshake or your university job board for Kobre & Kim Analyst openings and campus events. Interested applicants may also apply directly through our online application.

All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the recruiting team. First-round interviews are either conducted by phone or on-campus where we participate in on-campus interviews (OCI). Final-round interviews, also referred to as 'Superdays,' consist of final-round interviews in a Kobre & Kim office.


On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)

Kobre & Kim recruits at select universities each fall by participating in on-campus interviews (OCI) and other campus recruiting events. The fall 2019 OCR schedule is posted below. Contact your university career center or Kobre & Kim Recruiting Manager Ashley Kera with any questions at Ashley.Kera@kobrekim.com.

The Fall 2019 OCR Schedule can also be downloaded here.

Columbia University

Events: 2019 Undergraduate Career Fair (Friday, September 13)
On-Campus Interview Date: Thursday, September 26
OCI Application deadline: Monday, September 16

University of Pennsylvania

Events: Career Link (Friday, September 6)
On-Campus Interview Date: Thursday, October 3
OCI Application deadline: Friday, September 20

Yale University

Events: Law & Legal Services Industry Recruiting Event (Thursday, September 5)
On-Campus Interview Date: Thursday, October 10
OCI Application deadline: Tuesday, September 17

University of Virginia

Events: N/A
On-Campus Interview Date: Tuesday, October 15
OCI Application deadline: Tuesday, October 1

New York University

Events: N/A
On-Campus Interview Date: Wednesday, October 16
OCI Application deadline: Thursday, September 26

Georgetown University

Events:

On-Campus Interview Date: Thursday, October 17

OCI Application deadline: Thursday, October 10

Princeton University

Events: HireTigers Career Fair (Friday, September 20)
On-Campus Interview Date: Thursday, October 17
OCI Application deadline: Friday, October 4

Harvard University

Events:

On-Campus Interview Date: Thursday, October 17
OCI Application deadline: Wednesday, October 2

 

Post-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.

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Contact Information:

Michael Friedman
Managing Attorney / Deputy to the CEO, Quality Assessment & Improvement
recruiting@kobrekim.com

Ashley Kera
Manager of Analyst Program Recruitment, Retention & Alumni Relations
ashley.kera@kobrekim.com