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.
Firm News September 30, 2022
Kobre & Kim continues to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the late Mario Guerra Obledo for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of Hispanic rights in America.
Accolades September 29, 2022
Kobre & Kim has earned recognition in The Legal 500’s 2023 UK Solicitors rankings for our work defending individuals accused of white-collar crime and for reputation management.
Firm News September 23, 2022
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Kobre & Kim is highlighting and reflecting on the unique contributions made by Hispanic individuals to American society both inside and outside of the legal industry. Today, we honor late Judge Miriam Naveira Merely.
Events September 22, 2022
Martin De Luca Explores How Companies Can Deploy Offensive Tools to Monetize Claims Following Internal Investigations
Internal investigations in Latin America have become more sophisticated and complicated for companies in light of compliance, whistleblowers, fraud and parallel enforcement by multiple countries. However, there may also be an opportunity for companies to realize damages and earn a return on the investment that is the costs of an investigation, as Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo-based Martin De Luca discussed at the 5th Marval Summit on Compliance, Anti-Corruption and Investigations in Buenos Aires during a panel on September 14.
Events September 20, 2022
Jason Kang on How Chinese Companies Can Manage Compliance and Enforcement Risks from Multilateral Financial Institutions
Many Chinese companies operating overseas have seen increasing compliance and enforcement risks from many multilateral development banks and financial institutions, with a growing number of investigations, sanctions and settlements. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who focuses on China-related cross-border disputes and complex international regulatory schemes including multilateral development banks sanctions and monitorships, explores how companies and their senior management can manage these risks during the 2022 China Global Compliance Summit in Shanghai in a session at 2:00 pm local time, September 22, 2022.
Accolades September 19, 2022
Kobre & Kim’s Latin America practice has gained recognition in Chambers and Partners’ latest “Corporate Crime & Investigations in International Counsel Legal Rankings.”
Events September 19, 2022
Evelyn Sheehan Shares Best Practices for Receivers on Interagency Cooperation at NAFER 2022 Annual Conference
When federal receivers are involved in a matter with parallel criminal enforcement proceedings, they must cooperate with not only the agency overseeing the receivership, but also with the U.S. Department of Justice. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor focused on asset forfeiture, shared best practices and key considerations for receivers engaging with criminal enforcement authorities during the NAFER (National Association of Federal Equity Receivers) 2022 Annual Conference in Washington DC.
Events September 19, 2022
Adriana Riviere-Badell at LF Dealmakers Forum: Litigation Funding Opportunities in Cross-Border Disputes
For litigation funders and investors in legal assets, one of the most fruitful areas of opportunity is the enforcement of judgments, arbitral awards and other claims within a cross-border dispute. Kobre & Kim’s Adriana Riviere-Badell will discuss how litigants and funders can work together to maximize recoveries during the Fifth Annual LF Dealmakers Forum on a panel at 9:30 am New York time, September 29, 2022.
Events September 16, 2022
Kobre & Kim Co-Founds Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network North America Chapter in Inaugural Event
Cryptocurrency fraud and asset recovery is an increasingly active litigation space – crypto class action lawsuits are up, a number of major crypto platforms have filed for bankruptcy and government regulators and enforcers are investing more resources in this area. As such, Kobre & Kim is proud to co-found the North America chapter of the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network (CFAAR), an emerging network of industry-leading professionals that aims to develop best practices for dealing with cryptocurrency dispute resolution.
Events September 16, 2022
On September 14, 2022, Martin De Luca was invited by Professor Pedro Iokoi to give a lecture on corporate plea bargaining in the U.S. to a post-graduate class of Compliance at Ibmec, a private research university in Brazil. The class was composed of several compliance officers in Brazilian financial institutions and publicly traded companies.
Events September 15, 2022
When U.S. government agencies investigate potential violations of laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), internal investigations can help companies understand the facts and mount a defense, as Martin De Luca and Scott Nielson explained in a lecture offered by the IBCCRIM (Brazilian Institute for Criminal Sciences).
Events September 12, 2022
Evelyn Sheehan Examines Non-Conviction-based Asset Forfeiture Regimes in Cambridge International Symposium Panel
As more governments expand their asset forfeiture authority to targets and their advisors need to learn where law enforcements include civil or “non-conviction-based” forfeiture, governments must safeguard critical due process rights. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor who was the Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Division in Miami, discussed “Non-Conviction-based Forfeiture: What Is It and How Is It Used?” at the 39th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime on September 9, 2022.
Events September 7, 2022
Brazil has seen exponential growth in investments from the Middle East, primarily in the agriculture sector given Brazil’s position as the largest exporter of halal meats to the Middle East. Despite Brazil’s growth as a center for Islamic finance, investors should be cautious of fraudulent or non-Shariah compliant investments.
Accolades September 1, 2022
Congratulations to Evelyn Sheehan and Amanda Tuminelli, who were recognized in the latest Top 20 Citywealth USA Crypto Powerwomen 2022 publication. The publication celebrates some of the best crypto experts in the United States including lawyers and litigators within a crypto native.
Events August 30, 2022
Brazil, one of the largest crypto markets in the world, is contemplating how to best regulate the crypto industry in the years to come. Lessons learned in the U.S. include a real need to balance regulation and innovation, avoid backwards-looking regulation by enforcement and avoid piling on by multiple government agencies. Kobre & Kim and Bottini & Tamasauskas hosted a panel discussion to examine these topics on August 24, 2022 in São Paulo, Brazil.
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