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.


Publications June 13, 2019

Benjamin Sauter Discusses Wyoming Cryptocurrency Laws and Federal Regulation in Wired

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter brings his experience and insights in regulatory issues facing the cryptocurrency industry to discuss Wyoming’s new crypto-friendly state laws – and their potential to be emulated on a federal level – in Wired.

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Publications June 12, 2019

Cross-Border Disputes Heavyweight Nick Cherryman Joins Kobre & Kim’s London Office

Kobre & Kim is pleased to announce Nick Cherryman, a leading international commercial disputes lawyer, has joined our London office.

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Publications June 6, 2019

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill on the current Kik-SEC clash in Law 360

Kobre & Kim’s David McGill and Benjamin Sauter continue to share their insights with the media into the current stand-off between Kik and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

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Publications June 5, 2019

Benjamin Sauter on How Kik v SEC Could Change How the SEC Regulates Cryptocurrencies in Wired

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter, who regularly represents clients in the digital currency sphere from blockchain developers to exchanges, discussed with Wired Magazine the implications that a civil lawsuit by the platform Kik against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could have on the cryptocurrency industry.

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Publications June 4, 2019

Beau Barnes Speaks with Law360 on OFAC’s Recent Enforcement Action

This weekend, Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes talked with Law360 about OFAC’s recent decision to issue a finding of violation but not impose a monetary penalty against State Street Bank & Trust Co.

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Publications June 3, 2019

Kobre & Kim Lawyers on How Businesses Can Protect Themselves from Automated Intruders

A team of Kobre & Kim lawyers – Steven Perlstein, Benjamin Sauter and Beau Barnes – discuss the increasing trend of malicious online bots, how the U.S. legal landscape is addressing it and ways that businesses can protect their information in the New York Law Journal’s special report on cybersecurity.

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Publications June 3, 2019

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill on Kik’s Defend Crypto fund, and taking on the SEC

Kobre & Kim lawyers Benjamin Sauter and David McGill speak on the potential for legal action by the kin cryptocurrency company Kik against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Cointelegraph.

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Publications May 24, 2019

Kobre & Kim Attorneys Discuss the Impact of Global Monitorship Actions on East Asia in GIR’s Guide to Monitorships

A team of Kobre & Kim attorneys – Shaun Wu, Daniel Lee, Ryan Middlemas and Jae Joon Kwon – detail how the rising global emphasis on legal and corporate compliance is impacting East Asian countries that have historically lacked the practice of monitorships, in the first edition of Global Investigations Review’s Guide to Monitorships.

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Publications May 23, 2019

Chief Strategy Officer Gary Singer on the Importance of Referral Relationships with The American Lawyer

Kobre & Kim Chief Strategy Officer Gary Singer spoke with The American Lawyer on the eve of the 2019 AmLaw 200 Report to discuss the current state of relationship building in regards to law firms’ business development efforts. 

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Publications May 23, 2019

Robert Henoch Examines Potential for FCPA Enforcement Actions into Israel in Haaretz

Kobre & Kim lawyer and former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor Robert Henoch spoke with the independent Israeli newspaper Haaretz to explain the function and application of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in cases of suspected bribery.

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Publications May 13, 2019

Beau Barnes Discusses Potential OFAC Enforcement Strategy Shift from Companies to Executives

Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes brings his economic sanctions and regulatory background to evaluate recent developments in enforcement actions from the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and their implications for U.S. companies in Law 360.

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Publications May 2, 2019

Benjamin Sirota on DOJ Antitrust’s Evolving Treatment of Corporate Compliance Programs with New York Law Journal

Kobre & Kim attorney and former Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division prosecutor Benjamin Sirota discusses the past, present and future of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s policy regarding whether to credit corporate compliance programs in charging decisions and at sentencing, and on what terms.

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Publications April 26, 2019

Michael Kim Discusses Criminal Apprehension and Repatriation by the U.S. in a Highly Political Event

Firm co-founder Michael Kim was quoted in the leading South Korean newspaper Dong-A Ilbo, discussing international relations between the U.S. and Spain in relation to the apprehension and potential repatriation of individuals charged with breaking and entering in a Spain-located DPRK embassy.

 

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Publications April 23, 2019

Kobre & Kim Attorneys Detail Strategies for Enforcing Judgments against Sovereign Entities in Mealey’s

A team of Kobre & Kim attorneys – Jef Klazen, Chris Cogburn and Lara Levinson – detail strategies of enforcing judgements against elusive foreign governments or state-owned entities in the Lexis Nexis’ monthly arbitration newsletter, Mealey's International Arbitration Report.

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Publications April 12, 2019

Jason Kang with South China Morning Post: New Risks for PRC-Facing Foreign Investors

Kobre & Kim’s Hong Kong-based Jason Kang provided his insights to major Hong Kong-based newspaper South China Morning Post on the unexpected risks behind China’s new foreign investment regime, which was recently passed in early 2019.

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