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.


Events June 24, 2021

Daniel Lee to Join Panel on Managing the Discovery Process of Cross-Border Disputes

Korean companies face an increasing number of cross-border disputes that require costly and complex discovery processes. Alongside the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL), Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Lee will join a panel to discuss managing the complexities of discovery in cross-border litigation matters on Monday, June 28 at 12:00 PM GMT / 9:00 PM KST.

 

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Events June 22, 2021

Kobre & Kim Joins Latin America Digital Asset Recovery Panel with Pinheiro Neto Advogados, TozziniFreire and Chainalysis, Inc.

The cryptocurrency boom and lagging government regulations are colliding in Latin America, exposing digital assets to fraudulent activity. Kobre & Kim and the Brazilian Chamber of Digital Commerce will discuss recovering misappropriated assets at the co-hosted webinar, “How to Trace and Recover Cryptoassets,” on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM ET / 11:00 AM BRT.

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Events June 17, 2021

Michael Rosen Moderates American Enterprise Institute Panel on COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver

Will waiving intellectual property (IP) protections for COVID-19 vaccines, which U.S. President Joe Biden has announced support for, do more harm than good? Kobre & Kim’s Michael Rosen, who focuses on cross-border IP disputes, moderated an American Enterprise Institute panel discussing this from multiple perspectives at 9:30 am ET, June 17, 2021.

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Events June 14, 2021

Farrington Yates to Join Panel on Investment Opportunities of Brazilian Bankruptcy Law Reform

With the recent reform of the Brazilian Bankruptcy Law, Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates will join a Brazil-Florida Business Council panel to discuss the opportunities presented to international investors at 5pm Miami time/6pm São Paulo time, June 16, 2021.

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Events June 9, 2021

Jonathan Cogan and Benjamin Sauter To Share Commodities and Derivatives Enforcement Defense Strategies at Chicago Bar Association Event

American commodities and derivatives regulators, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as well as the U.S. Department of Justice, have in recent years taken increasingly aggressive stances against traders, a trend that shows no sign of stopping.

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Firm News June 4, 2021

Kobre & Kim Honors Patsy Mink to Conclude Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As we conclude the celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Kobre & Kim honors trailblazing attorney and public servant Patsy T. Mink. 

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Firm News June 1, 2021

Former Executives, Represented by Kobre & Kim, Defeat AIG Financial Products Corp’s Motion to Dismiss US $185 Million Lawsuit

In a win for former AIG executives represented by Kobre & Kim, a Connecticut state judge rejected AIG Financial Products Corp’s (AIGFP) motion to strike the plaintiffs’ complaint over US $185 million owed from their deferred compensation accounts.

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Events May 27, 2021

Farrington Yates, Daniel Saval and Evelyn Sheehan Speak at Asset Recovery Americas 2021 Virtual Conference

A trio of Kobre & Kim lawyers with extensive backgrounds in Asset Recovery are all making an appearance at the 2021 Asset Recovery Americas Virtual Conference on May 27, 2021.

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Events May 26, 2021

Leif Simonson to Lead Panel on Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments

When a debtor’s assets are located outside of the jurisdiction where a judgment was obtained, how should attorneys approach recovery of these assets? Kobre & Kim’s Leif Simonson will moderate and speak on a panel on obtaining recognition and enforcement of judgments across borders at the first annual International Litigation Skills Conference hosted by the American Bar Association on May 27, 2021 at 12:45 pm EDT. 

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Accolades May 25, 2021

Am Law 2021 Diversity Scorecard Continues Top Recognition of Kobre & Kim’s Diversity

Kobre & Kim continues to achieve top rankings in the latest 2021 Diversity Scorecard by The American Lawyer, once again placing among the top ten law firms overall. The firm is especially proud to be recognized in the top five for both the percentage of minority partners and the percentage of minority equity partners, with 26.6% of the firm’s partnership consisting of U.S. minority lawyers.

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Accolades May 21, 2021

Kobre & Kim and Nine Lawyers Receive Top Rankings in Chambers USA

Kobre & Kim and our lawyers received several new recognitions in the recently released 2021 Chambers USA guide, while also seeing several existing rankings improve.

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Accolades May 18, 2021

Hartley West Recognized in GIR Women in Investigations 2021

In its most geographically diverse survey to date, Kobre & Kim’s Hartley M.K. West has been recognized as one of 100 exceptional women in the field of white-collar crime as part of the Global Investigations Review (GIR) 2021 Women in Investigations survey.

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Firm News May 14, 2021

Kobre & Kim Lawyers Part of Inaugural Class of Brazil-U.S. 40 and Under White-Collar Lawyers Initiative

Kobre & Kim is proud to have five of our lawyers, Benjamin Sirota, Martin De Luca, Carolina Leung, Melisa Ortes Gonzalez and Scott Nielson, as members of the inaugural class of the Brazil-U.S. 40 and Under White-Collar Lawyers Initiative.

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Events May 11, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Joins PLI Panel on Foreign Corruption and Money Laundering Risks for Professionals

It may surprise some to learn that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is involved in prosecuting corruption schemes committed entirely abroad, as corrupt proceeds often flow into the U.S. All this presents risks for professionals involved in moving money. As part of the Practising Law Institute (PLI) “Anti-Money Laundering 2021: Risks, Due Diligence and Compliance in an Evolving Legal World” program, Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan will untangle the complexities in a virtual panel on May 11, 12:00 pm New York time.

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Events May 7, 2021

Rebecca Hume Joins London International Disputes Week Virtual Panel on Evolving Cross-Border Insolvency Landscape

The cross-border insolvency landscape had been evolving dramatically, even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the London International Disputes Week, Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume, who is the Chair of RISA Cayman, a chapter of INSOL International, will share her insights into these dynamics in a virtual panel discussion on May 10, 5:30 pm London time.

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