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 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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Firm News April 1, 2010

Kobre & Kim’s Miami and New York Teams Successfully Remove Three Co-trustees from US $600 million+ Marital Trust

Kobre & Kim represents Mrs. Atkins Mersentes, widow of the late Atkins Diet creator Dr. Robert Atkins, in a series of litigations against three former co-trustees of the Veronica Atkins Marital Trust.

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Firm News March 9, 2010

Kobre & Kim Obtains Exceptional Result for Graduate Student Accused of Breaching Security at Newark Airport

Kobre & Kim achieved an exceptional result for Haisong Jiang, a Chinese Ph.D student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, who was charged with breaching security at Newark Liberty International Airport on January 3, 2010.

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Firm News January 19, 2010

Kobre & Kim Represents Two Individuals in the Largest FCPA Prosecution of Individuals

Kobre & Kim represents two defendants in a case against 22 executives and employees of military and law enforcement supply companies brought under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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Firm News December 22, 2009

Kobre & Kim Represents Hedge Fund Managing Director Extradited and Held on $300 Million Fraud Charge

Kobre & Kim represents Philip Baker, managing director of collapsed Chicago hedge fund Lake Shore Asset Management Ltd., in
connection with allegations by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for
the Northern District of Illinois of securities fraud, wire fraud, and
related crimes. Kobre & Kim lawyers also managed the extradition
of our client from Germany to the U.S.

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Firm News November 9, 2009

Kobre & Kim Represents Hedge Fund Manager in Galleon Insider Trading Investigation

In the biggest insider trading case involving hedge funds in history and
the first ever to employ wiretaps, Kobre & Kim represents a hedge
fund manager in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York prosecutions of the Galleon insider trading case.

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Firm News March 5, 2009

Kobre & Kim Represents Former KBR Employee in FCPA Prosecution

Kobre & Kim represents a private client in connection with a federal
investigation regarding an alleged scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts.

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Firm News January 30, 2009

Kobre & Kim Represents Hedge Fund in Suit Over Madoff Losses

Kobre & Kim represented MAXAM Absolute Return Fund in connection
with attempts to recover US $280 million investments in the Bernard L.
Madoff Investment Securities LLC fraud, and defense against potential
lawsuits by investors in MAXAM-managed funds, as well as associated
purported class actions. 
          

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Firm News December 22, 2008

Kobre & Kim Represents Hedge Fund Administrator in Madoff Fraud

Kobre & Kim represented a hedge fund administrator in successfully compelling arbitration of two derivative actions in New York state in connection with the administrator's work for a Madoff Securities feeder fund.

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