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 January 17, 2020

American Photographer Accuses Bank of Funding Terrorists Who Kidnapped Him

A team of Kobre & Kim lawyers (John D. Couriel, G. Scott Hulsey and Carrie A. Tendler), working with primary counsel Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore and Wiggan and Dana LLP, has filed an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit against the Qatar Islamic Bank on behalf of American photojournalist Matthew Schrier, who was kidnapped in 2012 during Syria’s civil war.

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Publications January 13, 2020

William McGovern on FCPA Violations, Market Manipulation, and Differing U.S.-China Bribery Enforcement

Kobre & Kim’s William McGovern weighed in on the alleged FCPA violations by two former executives of the Chinese subsidiary of Herbalife with the Anti-Corruption Report, stressing the dangers present when navigating between two different cultural and legal regimes.

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Publications January 8, 2020

Scott Hulsey on the DOJ’s Enforcement Priorities in 2020

Kobre & Kim’s Scott Hulsey recently spoke with Compliance Week on the increased enforcement activity coming from the U.S. Department of Justice during 2020 and, consequently, the increased risk for compliance officers across various industries.

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Publications January 3, 2020

Benjamin Sauter Discusses “Fintech Litigation to Watch in 2020” in Law360

Benjamin Sauter spoke with Law360 on fintech cases to look out for this year, including how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has changed tactics over time and what it means for future regulation.

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Publications December 6, 2019

Nathan Park on Qualcomm, the KFTC and the Globalization of Competition Enforcement

Nathan Park, who is Of Counsel at Kobre & Kim, spoke with Global Competition Review on the Seoul High Court’s ruling this week that affirmed a 2016 fine imposed by Korea’s antitrust watchdog against global chipmaker powerhouse Qualcomm.

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Publications December 6, 2019

Benjamin Sirota Discusses Qualcomm’s Dual Class Action Cases in Bloomberg Law

Qualcomm currently faces parallel antitrust suits by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Karen Stromberg, with both alleging the same monopolization scheme against the multinational semiconductor company. Benjamin Sirota provides his insights on the cases in Bloomberg Law, discussing how a ruling in either case will potentially affect the other.

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Publications December 5, 2019

Gary Singer on How Kobre & Kim Addresses the Question of “To Scale or Not to Scale”

Kobre & Kim Chief Strategy Officer Gary Singer recently spoke with The American Lawyer on the legal industry’s increased pressure on firms to scale up in the wake of major consolidations and changes in technology.

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Publications November 22, 2019

Robin Baik listed as ‘Leading Lawyer’ in Legal Times Korea

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik was recently listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in top-tier Korean legal publication Legal Times Korea.

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Publications November 18, 2019

John Han Discusses Cross-Border Accountability in China and Japan in Trial Magazine

Kobre & Kim’s John Han, alongside Cohen Milstein’s Adam Langino, discussed challenges that lawyers face when attempting to serve defendants and enforce judgments in mainland China and Japan in the November edition of Trial Magazine.

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Publications November 4, 2019

Kobre & Kim’s FOIA Suit against CFTC Published in The Wall Street Journal

Kobre & Kim’s recent lawsuit against the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was covered in The Wall Street Journal as attention builds over the impact of the CFTC’s secret settlement on market manipulation regulatory standards going forward.

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Publications November 1, 2019

Kobre & Kim Goes After the CFTC over Settlement Gag Order: National Law Journal

Kobre & Kim has gone after the U.S. Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) by filing a complaint under the Freedom of Information Act in regards to the recent settlement reached between the regulator and Kraft-Mondelez.

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Publications October 30, 2019

Kobre & Kim Fights Back Against Chinese Billionaire Debtor’s Bankruptcy Plan: The Verge

Acting as legal representation for Chinese asset management Shanghai Lan Cai, Kobre & Kim’s Chris Cogburn provided a statement to The Verge regarding the firm’s current arbitral enforcement campaign against billionaire debtor Jia Yueting.

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Publications October 28, 2019

Robin Rathmell and Sean Buckley Discuss Sanction Compliance for Foreign Companies in Levick’s eBook

White-collar lawyers Robin Rathmell and Sean Buckley discussed compliance with U.S. sanctions for foreign companies in Levick’s third edition eBook, “Navigating U.S. Regulatory, Legal & Communications Hurdles.”

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Publications October 23, 2019

Jeremy Bressman Speaks with Israel Desks on Foreign Investors in China

In Israel Desks’ September 2019 Edition, Kobre & Kim lawyer Jeremy Bressman spoke on foreign investment in Israel’s technology market and the role of investor regulations in China.

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Publications October 18, 2019

Kobre & Kim Denounces Chinese Billionaire Debtor’s Bankruptcy Plan in Law360

As Kobre & Kim continues its arbitral enforcement campaign against billionaire Jia Yueting, the Chinese tycoon has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an apparent attempt to delay or circumvent judgment. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval, a bankruptcy lawyer well-versed in cross-border insolvency matters, provided a statement to Law 360 about this development.

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