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 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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Firm News January 6, 2016

Kobre & Kim Secures Legal Immigration Status for a Guatemalan Refugee

A Kobre & Kim pro bono team has helped secure legal U.S. immigration status for a teenage boy who was fleeing violence in his home country of Guatemala.

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Firm News September 25, 2015

Grant of Asylum Secured for Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Client

A Kobre & Kim pro bono team has helped secure a grant of asylum for our client, a native of El Salvador seeking refuge in the U.S.

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Firm News September 1, 2015

Kobre & Kim Brings Unique Offerings to Korea with Seoul Office

Kobre & Kim announced today the opening of a new office in Seoul, Korea. Media outlets such as Bloomberg, The Lawyer, Legal Week, and the AmLaw Daily featured articles detailing the firm’s new capabilities in Seoul, highlighting Kobre & Kim as the only foreign law firm in Korea focused exclusively on disputes and investigations and continuing its model of working cooperatively with other law firms as conflict/special litigation or investigative counsel.

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Firm News February 18, 2015

Kobre & Kim Strengthens Asia Investigation Team With Another Former U.S. Government Lawyer in the Hong Kong Office

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Vasu Muthyala who joins the firm’s Asia Government Enforcement Defense team.

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Firm News February 12, 2015

Kobre & Kim Expands IP Practice With Lateral Hire in San Francisco

We are pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Zaheer to our San Francisco office and the continued expansion of our Intellectual Property Litigation practice. 

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Firm News January 20, 2015

Kobre & Kim Launches SF Outpost With IP Focus

We are pleased to announce the opening of our San Francisco office. Leading the new office and the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice will be Michael Ng, who joins the firm as partner.

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Firm News November 3, 2014

Kobre & Kim Achieves Landmark Acquittal for Raoul Weil, Former UBS Executive Accused of US $20 Billion Tax Evasion

In a major victory for the defense team, Raoul Weil, the highest-ranking Swiss banker to stand trial in the U.S., was acquitted by a federal jury on all charges of conspiring with wealthy Americans to hide US $20 billion in secret offshore accounts.

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Firm News October 3, 2014

Kobre & Kim Bolsters Hong Kong Practice With New Hires

Kobre & Kim is pleased to announce the expansion of its Hong Kong office with the addition of Randall Arthur and Gabrielle Liu.

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Firm News September 19, 2013

Kobre & Kim Expands Conflict-Free London/Offshore Disputes Team

Kobre & Kim is pleased to welcome Andrew Stafford QC, who joins James Corbett QC (formerly of Serle Court) and Jalil Asif QC (formerly of 4 New Square), as the firm’s third English Queen’s Counsel.  

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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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