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 January 31, 2018

DOJ Drops Remaining Charges Against Kobre & Kim Client Salomon Melgen Following Hung Jury and Partial Acquittal

Our government enforcement defense team has secured a major victory on behalf of our client Dr. Salomon Melgen, Senator Bob Menendez’s co-defendant in the highly publicized 10-week corruption trial pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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Firm News January 17, 2018

Kobre & Kim Secures Strategic Win in CPA Global Matter

Our IP litigation team has secured a major victory before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center in a case brought against the firm relating to an investigation and possible consolidated action against IP management and technology company CPA Global for allegedly breaching standard service contracts with what may be tens of thousands of clients through concealed markups.

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Firm News October 24, 2017

Kobre & Kim is the Latest Am Law 200 Firm to Launch in Shanghai

Marking its third Asia office, Kobre & Kim has opened its doors in Shanghai, offering special conflicts counsel in multijurisdictional joint venture disputes and independent internal investigations. The American Lawyer International reports on the firm’s launch and unique offerings in China and the greater Asia region. 

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Firm News September 29, 2017

Kobre & Kim and Baker & Partners Announce Partnership with Bentham IMF to Investigate Alleged Overcharging by Patent Renewal Services Company CPA Global

International law firm Kobre & Kim, along with leading Jersey law firm Baker & Partners, announced today that they have entered into a funding arrangement with Bentham IMF to investigate and possibly sue CPA Global, alleging systematic and widespread overcharging of clients for patent renewal services.  

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Firm News September 12, 2017

Kobre & Kim Continues to Expand Global Insolvency Practice With Senior Hire

Kobre & Kim welcomes Daniel Saval to its cross-border insolvency litigation practice in New York. 

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Firm News August 4, 2017

Hartley West, Benjamin Sauter and Beau Barnes File Amicus Brief on Coin Center’s Behalf Opposing Broad IRS Request for Coinbase User Data

Hartley West, Benjamin Sauter and Beau Barnes filed an amicus brief August 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Coin Center's behalf, opposing a broad Internal Revenue Service request for Coinbase customer financial records.

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Firm News May 31, 2017

Kobre & Kim Expands Government Enforcement Defense Team With DOJ Prosecutor in San Francisco

Kobre & Kim deepens its Government Enforcement Defense bench with the addition of former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor Hartley West in San Francisco.

 

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Firm News May 25, 2017

Kobre & Kim Joins Am Law 200 Ranks

Kobre & Kim has been ranked on The American Lawyer’s 2017 Am Law 200 list. 

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Firm News April 20, 2017

Kobre & Kim Successfully Defends Against Application to Bring Derivative Proceedings in the BVI Commercial Court

Kobre & Kim successfully defended the directors of Spectrum Galaxy Fund Limited (Spectrum) in an application for court permission in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to commence derivative proceedings in Florida on behalf the company.

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Firm News April 12, 2017

Kobre & Kim Expands Multijurisdictional Insolvency Disputes Capabilities With London Hire

Kobre & Kim has strengthened its multijurisdictional insolvency disputes capabilities in high-value litigation with the addition of senior lateral hire Mark Griffiths in London.

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Firm News February 14, 2017

Kobre & Kim Strengthens Conflict-Free International Insolvency Disputes Team

Kobre & Kim has bolstered its international insolvency capabilities with the addition of senior lateral hire D. Farrington Yates in New York.

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Firm News January 31, 2017

Kobre & Kim is Honored to Sponsor the AABANY 2017 Annual Dinner

Kobre & Kim is sponsoring the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s Annual Dinner on February 22 in New York. As one of the signature events in the Asian Pacific legal community, the reception will bring together over 800 attorneys, judges, corporations and professional organizations for a night of celebration and forward thinking.

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Firm News January 31, 2017

Kobre & Kim is a Proud Supporter of KALAGNY and the Honorable Judy Kim

Kobre & Kim will partner with the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY) in a robing ceremony for the Honorable Judy Kim in recognition of her new judicial position. The reception will celebrate the first appointed Korean-American judge in the state of New York.

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Firm News January 23, 2017

Kobre & Kim Proudly Supports the New York State Bar Association’s Celebrating Diversity in the Bar Reception

Kobre & Kim sponsored the New York State Bar Association’s 14th Annual Celebrating Diversity in the Bar Reception.

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Firm News June 22, 2016

Kobre & Kim Bolsters Europe Investigations Team with Addition of Former US Department of Justice Prosecutor in Europe

Kobre & Kim has strengthened its government enforcement and investigations team with the addition of Jason A. Masimore in London. As a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Masimore will focus his practice on advising corporations and individual clients in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa facing allegations of corruption/bribery, securities, tax and accounting fraud, market manipulation, and violations of U.S. sanctions, among other violations.

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