Publications June 14, 2021

Michael Kim and Daniel Lee Detail South Korean Extradition Laws for Global Investigations Review

Writing in Global Investigations Review’s “GIR Know How: Extradition” guide, Kobre & Kim’s founding partner Michael Kim and Seoul-based lawyer Daniel Lee detail the current landscape and legal requirements for extradition from South Korea.

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Publications June 14, 2021

William McGovern and Chang Liu on Obtaining Post-COVID-19 Vaccination Compassionate Release in New York Law Journal

The high risk of COVID-19 infection and death in U.S. federal prisons has led to a wave of court decisions granting prisoners compassionate release under the 2018 First Step Act (FSA). However, with the proliferation of highly effective vaccines, is this door now closed? Pointing to a recent case, Kobre & Kim’s William McGovern and Chang Liu say not yet in an article for New York Law Journal.

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Publications June 14, 2021

Calvin Koo Speaks With Financial Times on the Risks of HNWIs Allocating Investments into Digital Currency

The meteoric rise of bitcoin and other digital currencies have made millionaires out of early investors and are attracting many ultra-high-net-worth (UHWN) individuals to join the fray. Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo recently sat down with the Financial Times to discuss the trend and the risks.

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Publications June 2, 2021

Global GC Edward Bibko on New Role, Leadership and the Legal Profession in Corporate Counsel Business Journal Q&A

Kobre & Kim’s global general counsel Edward Bibko sat down with Corporate Counsel Business Journal for a Q&A on his new role at the firm, his leadership style and his observations of the legal profession.

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Publications June 1, 2021

Robin Baik & Daniel Lee Unpack Korea’s Anti-Money Laundering Regime in 2021

Writing in a chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide’s “Anti-Money Laundering 2021,” Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik and Daniel Lee, both based in Seoul, explore the landscape of anti-money laundering laws and regulations in Korea.

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Publications May 24, 2021

Could NFTs Trigger AML Regulation? Benjamin Sauter, Melisa Ortes Gonzalez and Lara Levinson Examine in Forkast News

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest digital technology trend, but they may not be beyond regulatory oversight. Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter, Melisa Ortes Gonzalez and Lara Levinson unpack the potential traps in an article for Forkast News.

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Publications May 19, 2021

Danielle Rose, Steven Perlstein and Zachary Rosenbaum on Contractual Disputes Triggered by the End of LIBOR

With the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) looming, contractual counterparties should prepare for disputes regarding “fallback” interest rates.  

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Publications May 18, 2021

Benjamin Sauter in WIRED: Can a Tweet be Considered Market Manipulation?

Tesla founder Elon Musk’s tweets have the power to send bitcoin prices crashing and Dogecoin prices soaring. But with Tesla sitting on a pile of bitcoin, some are asking whether Musk’s tweets amount to illegal manipulation.

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Publications April 26, 2021

Michael Kim and CSO Gary Singer Speak with American Lawyer on Kobre & Kim’s Approach to Strategy

In an interview with The American Lawyer, Kobre & Kim co-founder Michael Kim and Chief Strategy Officer Gary Singer discuss the impact that strategic leadership from talent outside of the legal services industry can have on a law firm’s growth trajectory.

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Publications April 23, 2021

Benjamin Sirota Discusses U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

In a recent opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) does not have the authority to directly seek monetary relief. Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota sat down with Global Competition Review to comment on one notable aspect of the court’s opinion.

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Publications April 22, 2021

Former DOJ Prosecutor Michael Sherwin Discusses Move to Kobre & Kim with Law360

In a recent interview with Law360 marking his start at the firm, Kobre & Kim’s Michael Sherwin, a former top U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor, explained the reasons for his move to private practice from prosecution to defense, as well as the global trends this move allows him to capitalize on.

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Publications April 21, 2021

Benjamin Sauter, Jonathan Cogan and Lydia Halpern on Standing Up to the CFTC’s Wash Trading Theories in Traders Magazine

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has a reputation of overreach, asserting aggressive legal theories in hopes of bulldozing companies into submission. Their target now is on wash trading but, as Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter, Jonathan Cogan and Lydia Halpern write in Traders Magazine, their theories are just as dubious as before, and traders should not be afraid to push back.

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Publications April 14, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan and Amanda Tuminelli Pen Article on the New U.S. Administration’s Anti-Corruption Efforts in Latin America

With the new U.S. administration expected to double down on anti-corruption enforcement efforts, and with recent legislation providing them new tools to do so, high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in Latin America are likely to be the focus of scrutiny. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan and Amanda Tuminelli examine the impending risks in an article for the Anti-Corruption Report.

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Publications April 14, 2021

Bill McGovern on New SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s Potentially “Historic” Leadership

With the U.S. Senate confirming Gary Gensler as chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Kobre & Kim’s Bill McGovern, a former SEC branch chief, sat down with Compliance Week to explore how Gensler will lead the agency.

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Publications April 8, 2021

Scott Hulsey and William McGovern Survey U.S. Corporate Fraud and Corruption Enforcement Trends in Q&A

In a Q&A for Financier Worldwide, Kobre & Kim’s Scott Hulsey and William McGovern examined the latest trends in U.S. corporate fraud and corruption enforcement.

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