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 60 analysts worldwide. During this structured two-year program, 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.

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 Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, German and Hebrew — 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.

Submit a cover letter, two writing samples, resume (include your GPA) and unofficial college transcript(s) via your university's careers portal, and apply online through our Apply Now page.

All questions and inquiries can be directed to 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 and each candidate is updated on their application status. 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 2018 on-campus recruiting schedule is posted below.

At schools where we hold on-campus interviews, candidates should review the OCI job posting and accompanying timeline that appears in their careers portal to be aware of important deadlines. Questions specific to OCI at your school can be directed to your career services office or by emailing recruiting@kobrekim.com.

Fall 2018 OCR Schedule

Columbia University
Friday, September 14: Undergraduate Career Fair, Lerner Hall
Thursday, September 27: On Campus Interviews, Center for Career Education
Georgetown University
Friday, September 14: Annual Fall Career Fair, Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom
Tuesday, September 25: Information Session, Cawley Career Education Center
Tuesday, October 2: On Campus Interviews, Cawley Career Education Center
Harvard University
Wednesday, August 1: Twitter Takeover, @HarvardOCS
Friday, September 7: Business & Technology Fair, Harvard SOCH & Sheraton Commander Hotel
Thursday, September 20: Information Session, The Charles Hotel
Friday, September 21: Diversity Opportunities Fair, Sheraton Commander Hotel
Monday, October 15: On Campus Interviews, Harvard SOCH
Johns Hopkins University
Thursday, September 27: Fall Career Fair, Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center
Princeton University
Friday, September 21: HireTigers Career Fair, Dillon Gym
Thursday, October 11: On Campus Interviews, Office of Career Services
Stanford University
Friday, October 26: On Campus Interviews, BEAM, Stanford Career Education
University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, October 25: On Campus Interviews, UC Berkeley Career Center
University of Chicago
Friday, October 19: On Campus Interviews, Ida Noyes Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Friday, September 7: CareerLink, Sheraton University City Hotel
Wednesday, September 12: Information Session, The Inn at Penn Hotel
Wednesday, October 10: On Campus Interviews, Leonard A. Lauder Career Center
University of Virginia
Thursday, October 11: On Campus Interviews, Scott Stadium, 4th Floor
Yale University
Wednesday, October 3: Law & Legal Services Industry, Quinnipiack Club
Tuesday, October 23: On Campus Interviews, Yale Office of Career Strategy

Analyst Program Figures & Statistics

  • Roughly 80% of analysts attend graduate school with nearly 60% going to law school
  • Approximately 25% of analysts go to Harvard Law School and more than half attend a US News ranked top 10 law school
  • Since 2015, the Analyst Program has grown by more than 70%
  • Among our analysts, more than 70% have language skills in at least one language other than English
  • The top four industries pursued by analysts are business, law, consulting and education
*All data is gathered from August 2015 – 2018


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. 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
michael.friedman@kobrekim.com

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