News

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.


July 19, 2018

Shaun Wu and Nan Wang Outline What MNCs Need to Know as China Takes a Firm Stand Against Bribery

Multinational corporations (MNCs) in China have new reasons to pay close attention to local enforcement of commercial bribery laws, as local enforcement gradually shifts from targeting only domestic companies to foreign MNCs. Shaun Wu and Nan Wang, Shanghai-based lawyers who represent clients in China and across greater Asia in cross-border actions, analyze what MNCs need to know.

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July 12, 2018

Precedent-Setting Digital Currency Recovery Team Explores Options for Fraud Victims

David McGill and Benjamin Sauter, the first lawyers to freeze misappropriated digital currency on a fraud victim’s behalf, along with Washington DC-based lawyer Jake Chervinsky, survey the current digital asset recovery landscape in a recent Bloomberg Law article. 

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June 27, 2018

Human Rights First Pro Bono Stars

Kobre & Kim would like to congratulate Kelly Spatola on being selected as one of Human Rights First 2018 Pro Bono Stars. Kelly, along with Steven Perlstein, Gabriela Barreto, Melisa González, Tara Roy, and Robert Locke, have been helping a Honduran domestic abuse victim gain asylum in the U.S. 

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June 25, 2018

Vasu Muthyala Explores Internal Investigations and the Regulatory Regime in India

Former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor Vasu Muthyala will discuss internal investigations and the anti-corruption landscape in India during a webinar hosted by Nishith Desai on June 27. The webinar, titled “The Authorities are here: Plan and Prepare to handle a crisis, before it happens,” will focus on the key considerations when preparing for an internal investigation and the anti-corruption law relating to conduct in India. Topics include the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. Anti-Money Laundering regulations, the UK Bribery Act, and the risks and challenges companies may face.

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June 13, 2018

Kobre & Kim Continues Global Expansion of Government Defense and Investigations Practice with Addition of Six Former U.S. Government Lawyers

Kobre & Kim has expanded its government enforcement defense and investigations practice across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas with the addition of six former U.S. government lawyers.

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June 8, 2018

Nathan Park Discusses Cryptocurrency Enforcement Trends at NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference

On June 9, Nathan Park will explore the regulation of cryptocurrency across jurisdictions at the NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference. The panel titled, “Keeping up with Crypto,” will highlight global regulatory efforts, provide insight into how U.S. regulators are approaching cryptocurrency enforcement beyond U.S. borders and discuss the future direction of enforcement actions.

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June 5, 2018

Randall Arthur Provides Insight into Monetizing Judgments and the Insolvency Process at the Asset Recovery Asia Conference

Hong Kong-based lawyer Randall Arthur will explore direct enforcement of overseas judgments by insolvency practitioners at Asset Recovery Asia taking place on June 5-6 in Singapore.

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June 5, 2018

David McGill Explores Regulatory Perspectives on Cryptocurrencies

David McGill will lead a discussion on cryptocurrency regulations and recent developments at the Blockchain & Digital Assets Summit hosted by the New York City Bar Association on June 7. The panel titled “Regulatory Perspectives on Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and Blockchain” will explore U.S. regulation and enforcement and the various federal agencies asserting jurisdiction over cryptocurrencies, government approaches and future trends in blockchain regulation. 

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June 5, 2018

Former Federal Prosecutor Vasu Muthyala Provides Insight on the Anti-Corruption Regime in Vietnam

On June 7, Hong Kong-based lawyer Vasu Muthyala will lead the panel “Spotlight on Vietnam’s Corporate Responsibility and Compliance — Assessing the Effectiveness and Ensuring Awareness of the Company’s Compliance with its Policies” at the Vietnam In-House Legal Summit hosted by Asian Legal Business. Mr. Muthyala’s discussion will include topics covering the expansion of Vietnam’s anti-corruption regime, enforcement trends on anti-bribery and crisis management during an investigation.

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June 4, 2018

Jason Masimore, Robin Rathmell, and Andrew Wang On How to Strategize Against a U.S. Government Asset Forfeiture

U.S. authorities have broad powers to seize assets suspected of being traceable to criminal activity. 

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June 4, 2018

Shaun Wu Tackles Anti-Corruption Risks and Internal Investigations in China

Shanghai-based lawyer Shaun Wu will lead two discussions on anti-corruption efforts in China at the China Forum on Anti-Corruption taking place on June 5-6 in Shanghai hosted by the American Conference Institute.

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June 4, 2018

The American Lawyer Reports on Kobre & Kim’s Rapid Rise

Ranking again on the Am Law 200, Kobre & Kim last year demonstrated a commitment to its specialty-focused model. As reported by The American Lawyer, the firm “has always thrived by embracing its niche and courting referrals from the big full-service firms whose model it has chosen not to follow.”

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June 1, 2018

Kobre & Kim Ranks in Top 10 on the Am Law Diversity Scorecard

Kobre & Kim ranks as the 9th most diverse firm overall on The American Lawyer's 2018 Diversity Scorecard. The firm’s position among the top 10 reinforces Kobre & Kim's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

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May 25, 2018

Jef Klazen Examines Asset Tracing Techniques at the International Enforcement of Judgments & Awards Forum

Jef Klazen will review asset tracing tools used in post-judgment discovery at the Cambridge Forum on International Enforcement of Judgments & Awards on June 4. The panel, “A Survey of Lesser-Known Judicially-Assisted Asset Tracing Tools & Techniques in Common Law and Civil Law Jurisdictions,” will explore the use and limitations of discovery and other court-assisted information-gathering techniques that are available in civil-law or common-law jurisdictions for cross-border asset tracing.

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May 23, 2018

Vasu Muthyala Discusses U.S. Enforcement Trends and Associated Challenges India-based Businesses Face

Former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor, Vasu Muthyala, will lead a discussion on U.S. enforcement trends at the 2018 Legal Era Conclave on May 25. The panel, “White Collar Crimes” will highlight the legal challenges businesses in India may face and what to consider when responding to corporate misconduct. Mr. Muthyala will also examine the contrast between self-reporting and the more traditional common law approach in the U.S.

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