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 September 10, 2013

Kobre & Kim Hosts Third Annual Center for Trial Advocacy Event

On September 10, 2013, Kobre & Kim’s Center for Trial Advocacy held its third annual trial advocacy program, highlighting nationally recognized trial lawyers Dan Webb of Winston & Strawn LLP and Matt Menchel of Kobre & Kim.

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Accolades August 13, 2013

Kobre & Kim Named “Most Highly Regarded Firm” for International Judgment Enforcement/Asset Recovery

Kobre & Kim was ranked as one of the most highly regarded judgment enforcement/asset recovery firms in the world by the publishers of the Global Arbitration Review. In addition to the firm’s ranking, several of the firm’s lawyers were also recognized as outstanding practitioners in the field.  

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August 1, 2013

Kobre & Kim’s Center for Trial Advocacy Presents: How to Cross Examine an Expert Witness

Kobre & Kim LLP’s Center for Trial Advocacy Presents: How to Cross Examine an Expert Witness featuring Nationally Recognized Trial Attorneys – Dan Webb of Winston & Strawn LLP and Matthew Menchel of Kobre & Kim LLP.

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Accolades July 31, 2013

Kobre & Kim Ranked “Highly Recommended” for International Investigations by Benchmark Litigation

Kobre & Kim continues to receive accolades for its Asia practice, this time in Benchmark Litigation’s Asia-Pacific rankings. The firm, which has been previously praised by the publication for its U.S. practice, was ranked as “Highly Recommended” in International Anti-Corruption Investigations for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Accolades July 9, 2013

Kobre & Kim International Arbitrations Team Contributes to International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2013

Members of Kobre & Kim’s International Arbitration team have authored chapters covering the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands in International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2013.

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Accolades May 24, 2013

Kobre & Kim Ranked Top in the Nation by Chambers USA

Kobre & Kim has been recognized eight times for its white-collar and government investigation litigation practice in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

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Accolades May 24, 2013

Chambers & Partners Recognizes Kobre & Kim and Two Lawyers for Commercial Litigation

Kobre & Kim was recognized as a highly regarded firm in the area of New York Commercial Litigation by Chambers & Partners in its 2013 guide. The firm was praised for its skill in civil disputes and ability to handle cross-border litigation, with offices in London, the Caribbean, and beyond.

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Accolades April 23, 2013

Kobre & Kim Named Trial Firm of the Year

Kobre & Kim was recognized as the “Trial Firm of the Year” by Main Justice in its 2013 Best FCPA Lawyers Client Service Awards.  The award honors Kobre & Kim's exceptional representation of companies and executives in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and global anti-corruption matters. 

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Firm News April 10, 2013

Kobre & Kim Achieves Victory for DuPont in US $920 million Judgment Enforcement

Kobre & Kim’s International Judgment Enforcement Team achieved a key victory on behalf of client E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) in enforcing a US $920 million judgment against Kolon Industries Inc. a/k/a/ Kolon Corp., a South Korean conglomerate operating in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

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Firm News March 19, 2013

MAXAM Settles Madoff-Related Dispute With Town of Fairfield

Kobre & Kim successfully negotiated a highly favorable settlement agreement for approximately 5% of the claimed damages on behalf of defendants MAXAM Capital Management LLC and related entities in a lawsuit filed by the town of Fairfield, Connecticut, and its associated retirement programs.

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Firm News March 18, 2013

Kobre & Kim Expands Conflict-Free Litigation Offering in Caribbean/Latin America with New Hires

Kobre & Kim has announced the expansion of its Miami office with the addition of John Couriel and Stephen Leontsinis, bolstering the firm’s practice in the Caribbean and South America.

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Firm News March 18, 2013

Kobre & Kim’s International Judgment Enforcement Team Scouts New Territory in High-Profile Asset Tracing Matter

Kobre & Kim’s International Judgment Enforcement team scouted new legal territory in asset recovery on March 18 as firm co-founder Michael S. Kim argued in front of the New York State Court of Appeals that, under N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 5225(b), the New York courts have the authority to order Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) to turn over funds in possession of its Caribbean subsidiary, FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB), a 92%-owned subsidiary of the bank.

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Firm News March 15, 2013

U.S. Court Rules FERC Lacked Jurisdiction in Amaranth Trader Case

Kobre & Kim persuaded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) did not have jurisdiction to bring a manipulation case against Brian Hunter, the former head of Energy Trading for US $9 billion hedge fund Amaranth Advisors LLC, who had traded only in the commodities derivative markets.

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Accolades February 28, 2013

William F. McGovern Recognized as Top Anti-Corruption Lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific

Head of Kobre & Kim's Hong Kong office William McGovern has been recognized for his outstanding work in Dispute Resolution: Anti-Corruption by Chambers Asia-Pacific. 

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Accolades February 12, 2013

Kobre & Kim Ranked “Highly Recommended Firm” and Michael S. Kim Named “New York Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation

Kobre & Kim was recently recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Highly Recommended" firm in its New York plaintiff category, noting that “Kobre & Kim earns consistent mention by peers for expertise handling high-stakes cross-border disputes around the world.”  
          

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