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.


Firm News April 19, 2012

Kobre & Kim Hosts Second Annual Center for Trial Advocacy Event Featuring Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyers Roy Black and Matthew Menchel

Kobre & Kim’s Center for Trial Advocacy (CTA) held its second annual event highlighting nationally recognized trial lawyers Roy Black of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf P.A. and Matthew Menchel of Kobre & Kim’s Miami office.

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Firm News March 14, 2012

Kobre & Kim Obtains Successful Transfer of Key Legal Issues in US $230 Million+ Madoff-Related Litigation

Kobre & Kim represents MAXAM Capital, a fund-of-fund investment manager, as well as other MAXAM-affiliated individuals and entities, in litigation brought by the court-appointed trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

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Firm News February 21, 2012

Kobre & Kim Plays Leading Role in Government Dropping Precedent-Setting FCPA Sting Prosecution

After two lengthy trials, several acquittals, and two hung juries, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it was abandoning its high-profile "FCPA sting" prosecution. Citing the outcomes of the first two trials, the impact of evidentiary and legal rulings in favor of the defense, and the substantial resources required to proceed with four or more trials, the DOJ concluded that the continued prosecution of the case was unwarranted and requested that the court dismiss all open indictments.

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Accolades December 12, 2011

Kobre & Kim Miami Partner Named Finalist in the Daily Business Review's 2011 Most Effective Lawyers Special Report

Andrew Lourie was selected as a finalist for the Daily Business Review's 2011 Most Effective Lawyers Award for the corporate securities category.

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Firm News September 27, 2011

Kobre & Kim Achieves Key Dismissal for Crunk LLC

Kobre & Kim recently won the dismissal of a putative class and derivative action in New York federal court over the transaction by which Solvi Brands LLC acquired substantially all of energy drink company Crunk LLC's assets.

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Firm News September 10, 2011

Kobre & Kim's International Judgment Enforcement Team Featured on the Cover of The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal featured on its front page the efforts of Kobre & Kim on behalf of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to collect an unpaid tax bill of US $100 million+ owed by one of the world's most elusive figures, tech tycoon and ComputerLand founder William H. Millard.

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Firm News September 6, 2011

Jalil Asif QC Joins Kobre & Kim in London

In response to high demand in London for the services of a conflict-free firm devoted solely to litigation and arbitration, Kobre & Kim
has expanded its team with the addition of Jalil Asif QC. 

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Firm News July 11, 2011

Federal Judge Declares Mistrial in Precedent-Setting FCPA Enforcement Case Against Kobre & Kim Client

Kobre & Kim represented Pankesh Patel, an English businessman, in a precedent-setting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, which resulted in a mistrial — widely heralded as a victory for the defense.

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Firm News May 17, 2011

Kobre & Kim Obtains Favorable Settlement for Hedge Funds in Dispute Arising Out of Breach of Securities Purchase Agreement

Kobre & Kim represented 13 plaintiff hedge funds in litigation against CEL-SCI Corporation, which recently resulted in a favorable multimillion-dollar settlement.

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Firm News April 12, 2011

Kobre & Kim Launches Center for Trial Advocacy Program with Demonstration by Notable Trial Attorneys Matthew Menchel and Benjamin Brafman

Kobre & Kim's Center for Trial Advocacy (CTA) launched its inaugural event with a seminar led by prominent trial lawyers Matthew Menchel of Kobre & Kim (Miami) and Benjamin Brafman of Brafman & Associates.

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Accolades April 2, 2011

Kobre & Kim Named “Firm to Watch” in Asian Legal Business Watchlist 2011

Kobre & Kim was named a firm to watch in Asia in 2011 by leading industry journal Asian Legal Business (ALB). The ALB Watchlist includes 10 firms predicted to make the greatest impact on legal headlines in Asia in the upcoming year.

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Firm News November 22, 2010

Kobre & Kim Opens Hong Kong Office, Becomes First U.S. Litigation Firm to Offer an Integrated Global Platform

Kobre & Kim recently opened an office in Hong Kong, marking the first U.S. litigation firm to offer an integrated global platform of U.S.-qualified lawyers and UK-qualified barristers and solicitors practicing from offices in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. 

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Firm News September 24, 2010

Kobre & Kim Represents GSO Re Onshore LLC in US $130M Lawsuit Against Billionaire Tamir Sapir

Kobre & Kim represents GSO Re Onshore LLC, a fund controlled by the Blackstone Group, in litigation against Tamir Sapir, a Soviet-born
cab-driver turned New York real estate titan, over an unpaid loan now valued at US $130 million, used to develop the Andre Balazs-designed William Beaver House condominium in Lower Manhattan.

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Firm News September 1, 2010

Kobre & Kim Becomes One of the First Firms Composed of Both English Barristers and Solicitors and U.S.-Qualified Lawyers

Kobre & Kim became the first firm composed of English barristers and 
solicitors and U.S.-qualified lawyers to be licensed in the United
Kingdom as a legal disciplinary practice (LDP) under the new rules
governing the legal profession that came into effect March 2009.

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Firm News July 16, 2010

Kobre & Kim Wins Precedent-Setting International Asset Forfeiture Case in DC Circuit

Kobre & Kim prevailed against the U.S. government in the representation of Tiger Eye Investments Ltd., an investment company located in the Cayman Islands, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

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