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.


Press Release February 28, 2020

Kobre & Kim Honors Katherine Johnson for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim continues its reflections on the unique contributions made by African Americans both inside and outside the legal industry. As the month draws to a close, we would like to pay tribute to NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who unfortunately passed away this week.

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Accolades February 28, 2020

Michael Kim is Benchmark Litigation’s International Arbitration Attorney of the Year

Michael Kim was honored with Benchmark Litigation’s U.S. Award for International Arbitration Attorney of the Year last night. 

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Publications February 27, 2020

Kobre & Kim Files Countersuit Against Adare in Waldorf Astoria Financing Case

A team of Kobre & Kim lawyers have filed a countersuit against Adare Finance DAC in the High Court of Justice in London on February 17 on behalf of Michel Ohayon and his company Yellowstone Capital Management SA.

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Publications February 26, 2020

Wall Street Journal: Kobre & Kim Files Motion Challenging DOJ Use of Foreign-Evidence Requests

The Wall Street Journal has reported on a motion filed by Kobre & Kim lawyers to force the Department of Justice to turn over information about their mutual legal-assistance treaty requests, or MLATs, after it was revealed by a former prosecutor that the DOJ may have been abusing these requests to buy themselves more time.

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Events February 26, 2020

Scott Hulsey to Join Panel at Fletcher Political Risk Conference 2020

Kobre & Kim’s Scott Hulsey will be joining a panel to discuss evolving business risks and risk management at the Fletcher Political Risk Conference 2020 in Medford, Massachusetts, on February 28.

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Events February 25, 2020

Robin Rathmell on the Role of Trustees in Civil and Criminal Fraud Proceedings

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell will join Addys Schmitt, Sue Millar and Brian Lacy to participate in an interactive discussion on the role of trustees in managing fraud claims under both civil and criminal fraud proceedings at LegalWeek’s Trusts & Estates Litigation Forum 2020 in Marrakech, Morocco, on February 27.

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Events February 24, 2020

Rebecca Hume to Co-Chair Asset Recovery International 2020

Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume will be co-chairing and speaking at the Asset Recovery International conference in Dublin, Ireland, from February 26 to 28.

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Publications February 24, 2020

Beau Barnes Discusses U.S. Lifting Sanctions on Chinese Shipping Tanker

Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes sat down with Global Trade Magazine to discuss a recent decision by the U.S. Treasury Department and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to lift sanctions on shipping tanker COSCO Dalian on January 31.

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Press Release February 21, 2020

Kobre & Kim Honors Mae Jemison for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim continues its reflections on the unique contributions made by African Americans both inside and outside the legal industry by featuring astronaut and physician Mae Jemison.

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Press Release February 14, 2020

Kobre & Kim Honors Cecil F. Poole for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim continues its reflections on the unique contributions made by African Americans both inside and outside the legal industry by featuring judge and lawyer Cecil F. Poole.

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Publications February 7, 2020

Michael Ng Quoted in Bloomberg Article Addressing Changes in Patent Enforcement Litigation Strategies

Kobre & Kim’s Michael Ng was quoted by Bloomberg Law in an article addressing changes in patent enforcement litigation strategies, in particular new views on inter partes reviews (“IPRs”) at the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.

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Press Release February 7, 2020

Kobre & Kim Honors Charlotte Gray for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim is reflecting on the unique contributions made by African Americans both inside and outside the legal industry. Today we highlight lawyer and suffragist, Charlotte Gray.

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Events February 5, 2020

Evelyn Sheehan on the Criminalization of the Private Client Profession with LegalWeek

Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan will discuss the criminalization of the profession and the erosion of attorney-client privilege alongside a panel of fellow practitioners during LegalWeek’s Private Client Forum Americas, taking place in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on February 7.

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Events February 3, 2020

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses the Division of Proceeds of Crime with the American Bankruptcy Institute

Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan will discuss the tensions that arise with the division of forfeited assets at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Caribbean Insolvency Symposium in San Juan on February 4. 

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Publications January 28, 2020

Benjamin Sirota Discusses the Farelogix-Sabre Merger with Bloomberg Law

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota sat down with Bloomberg Law to discuss the upcoming trial on the merger between airline booking companies Farelogix and Sabre, offering his analysis of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) case.

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