Many of our engagements involve matters in which our clients face significant public attention. The following is a list of news stories about the firm, our clients, cases and the results we have achieved.

Publications January 17, 2020

American Photographer Accuses Bank of Funding Terrorists Who Kidnapped Him

A team of Kobre & Kim lawyers (John D. Couriel, G. Scott Hulsey and Carrie A. Tendler), working with primary counsel Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore and Wiggan and Dana LLP, has filed an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit against the Qatar Islamic Bank on behalf of American photojournalist Matthew Schrier, who was kidnapped in 2012 during Syria’s civil war.

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Firm News January 16, 2020

Kobre & Kim Adds Highly Accomplished Civil Litigator Zachary Rosenbaum in New York

Zachary D. Rosenbaum, an experienced litigator with a long track record of success in high-stakes civil disputes, has joined Kobre & Kim in its New York office.

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Events January 15, 2020

Rebecca Hume Shares Cross-Border Asset Recovery Strategies with the International Insolvency Institute

On January 16th, Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume will be speaking on a panel at the International Insolvency Institute’s USA/Canada/Caribbean and Latin America Regional Conference being held in Miami, Florida. 

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Publications January 13, 2020

William McGovern on FCPA Violations, Market Manipulation, and Differing U.S.-China Bribery Enforcement

Kobre & Kim’s William McGovern weighed in on the alleged FCPA violations by two former executives of the Chinese subsidiary of Herbalife with the Anti-Corruption Report, stressing the dangers present when navigating between two different cultural and legal regimes.

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Publications January 8, 2020

Scott Hulsey on the DOJ’s Enforcement Priorities in 2020

Kobre & Kim’s Scott Hulsey recently spoke with Compliance Week on the increased enforcement activity coming from the U.S. Department of Justice during 2020 and, consequently, the increased risk for compliance officers across various industries.

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Publications January 3, 2020

Benjamin Sauter Discusses “Fintech Litigation to Watch in 2020” in Law360

Benjamin Sauter spoke with Law360 on fintech cases to look out for this year, including how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has changed tactics over time and what it means for future regulation.

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Firm News December 19, 2019

Kobre & Kim Wins Transfer of Jia Yueting’s Chapter 11 Case to California

A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered the transfer of Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting’s personal Chapter 11 case from Delaware to California.

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Client Alert December 15, 2019

Clearing Your Name: When Trade Secret Disputes Become a National Security Issue

  • As the ongoing trade war with China intensifies, U.S. entities have increasingly alleged trade secret theft against Chinese individuals and companies, in cooperation with U.S. law enforcement actions.
  • With this in mind, Chinese parties in global trade secret disputes will need to anticipate and respond to the risk that their disputes could quickly turn criminal.
  • Off-ramping a criminal investigation, or clearing one’s name in a criminal prosecution for alleged trade secret theft, requires a keen understanding of criminal and civil U.S. trade secret laws, as well as the intersection of intellectual property and national security matters.  

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Publications December 6, 2019

Nathan Park on Qualcomm, the KFTC and the Globalization of Competition Enforcement

Nathan Park, who is Of Counsel at Kobre & Kim, spoke with Global Competition Review on the Seoul High Court’s ruling this week that affirmed a 2016 fine imposed by Korea’s antitrust watchdog against global chipmaker powerhouse Qualcomm.

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Publications December 6, 2019

Benjamin Sirota Discusses Qualcomm’s Dual Class Action Cases in Bloomberg Law

Qualcomm currently faces parallel antitrust suits by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Karen Stromberg, with both alleging the same monopolization scheme against the multinational semiconductor company. Benjamin Sirota provides his insights on the cases in Bloomberg Law, discussing how a ruling in either case will potentially affect the other.

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Firm News December 5, 2019

Kobre & Kim Adds Prominent Offshore Litigator Ulrich Payne in the Cayman Islands

Kobre & Kim is announcing today that Ulrich Payne, a highly regarded offshore and onshore litigator, will be joining the firm as a partner in its Cayman Islands office in January.

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Publications December 5, 2019

Gary Singer on How Kobre & Kim Addresses the Question of “To Scale or Not to Scale”

Kobre & Kim Chief Strategy Officer Gary Singer recently spoke with The American Lawyer on the legal industry’s increased pressure on firms to scale up in the wake of major consolidations and changes in technology.

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Events December 4, 2019

Martin De Luca to Join Panel on Anti-Corruption Policy, Ethics and Integrity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Former U.S. Department of Justice Prosecutor and São Paulo-based lawyer Martin De Luca will be a featured speaker on a panel at the 1st International CGE RJ (Controller General of the State of Rio de Janeiro) Forum on Anticorruption Policy, Ethics, and Integrity in the State of Rio de Janeiro on December 5th.

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Events December 3, 2019

Rebecca Hume on Offshore Insolvency Issues with INSOL International and RISA

Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume will join a panel of speakers at INSOL International and RISA’s One Day Seminar in the Bahamas on Thursday, December 5th.

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Events December 2, 2019

Andrew Stafford QC to Speak at Harbour Litigation Funding's Enforcement and Asset Recovery Event

Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford QC is slated to speak at Harbour Litigation Funding’s Enforcement and Asset Recovery event taking place on December 4th in London.

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