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
How Do Analysts Add Value to a Case?
The Kobre & Kim Analyst Program is a highly selective minimum two-year program consisting of recent top-tier college graduates and young professionals. Under the close supervision of attorneys and through extensive training, Analysts serve as critical members of the case teams to provide research, knowledge and insight into sophisticated markets and a broad suite of highly specialized financial products, as well as creative strategic solutions to help solve our clients’ problems.
The Analyst Program was created out of Michael Kim and Steven Kobre’s vision to maximize the value we provide to 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 law 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 they are expected to work on substantive legal and financial projects.
Above all else, Analysts serve as the factual backbone of a case team as members closest to a case’s fact pattern and documents. Without their knowledge of what happened in a given case, our attorneys could not build our legal arguments or strategy out of those facts. Many of our analysts also speak one or more languages, have specialized knowledge of a particular region, or previous experience in the financial sector. Additional information on our analysts can be viewed here as well as the Our People section of our website.
Analysts also encourage their teams to think outside of the box when devising new strategies to solve a client’s problem. Without being trained on “how things are always done” in the legal industry, they help the team see an issue in ways that other firms or parties may not otherwise think of.
Learn more about how Analysts add value to cases to further the client’s agenda here.
Join the Analyst Program
Kobre & Kim is recognized industrywide for its innovative Analyst Program, which now encompasses more than 70 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. Analysts are also eligible to work in a highly legal-focused role as Specialists, working closely with the firm’s lawyers in cultivating specific product areas, skills, or geographical regions to provide critical advisory services and leadership on client matters.
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.
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)
- Work perks (social and professional development events, peer and attorney mentorship, scholarship program*, stipends, external speaker events, potential office transfers, travel opportunities, hybrid working model and much more).
*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 across the globe 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; 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 — 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.
Recruiting Process & Timeline
Kobre & Kim typically recruits full-time Analyst cohorts in the fall (September – early December) and summer Analyst Intern cohorts beginning in January. Recruiting is conducted through virtual on-campus recruiting (OCR) and/or resume drops at universities within the United States and internationally. Active openings for full-time Analysts and Summer Analyst Interns are posted on the Analyst Program Careers Page as well as on many university careers platforms.
Analyst and Intern cohorts primarily start in late June and go through two weeks of extensive training. Smaller cohorts of analysts may also join the firm throughout the year. An overview of the application and interview process can be viewed here.
Opportunities to learn more about the Kobre & Kim Analyst Program and directly connect with current analysts are organized as part of university On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) programs as well as independently by the Analyst Program Recruiting Team. Check your university careers platform to learn more about current and future scheduled events and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all events and interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
Analyst Program Job Openings
Full-Time Analyst Position Openings
Kobre & Kim is no longer accepting applications for the Analyst position with a start date of summer 2022 with the exception of our Dubai office. If you are interested in being considered for the Dubai office, please email Ashley Kera at email@example.com with a copy of your CV/resume.
Analyst recruiting across our global offices with a start date of summer 2023 is anticipated to begin in September 2022. Any immediate openings that become available will be posted on the Analyst Program Careers Page at https://bit.ly/30RAzau.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquires about Analyst Program job opportunities and please include your resume/CV.
Summer Analyst Internship Openings
We will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Analyst Intern position across our global offices beginning January 17, 2022, through the Analyst Program Careers portal at https://bit.ly/30RAzau.
The Summer Analyst Internship will be held from June 20, 2022, through August 12, 2022. Please note that work authorization is required to intern in the hired location but OPT is accepted for U.S. offices. It is anticipated that the interns will work on a hybrid schedule with at least two days per week in the office and other days from home.
Undergraduate and graduate students with graduation dates between December 2022 and June 2023 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 2023 and potential more immediate 2022 openings.
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.
Senior Manager of Analyst Program & Head of Global Analyst Program Recruiting
Analyst Program Recruiting