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 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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Firm News February 1, 2013

Kobre & Kim Achieves US $30M Award for US Airways

Kobre & Kim successfully secured an award for $30 million on behalf of US Airways Inc. against its former broker-dealer Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in a customer arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in New York. 
          

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Firm News July 9, 2012

Kobre & Kim Opens Cayman Islands Office

Kobre & Kim has announced the opening of an office in the Cayman Islands.

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Firm News May 14, 2012

Kobre & Kim Expands Conflict-Free Offshore Litigation Offering With BVI Office

Kobre & Kim has announced the opening of an office in the British Virgin Islands.

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Firm News April 19, 2012

Kobre & Kim Hosts Second Annual Center for Trial Advocacy Event Featuring Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyers Roy Black and Matthew Menchel

Kobre & Kim’s Center for Trial Advocacy (CTA) held its second annual event highlighting nationally recognized trial lawyers Roy Black of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf P.A. and Matthew Menchel of Kobre & Kim’s Miami office.

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Firm News March 14, 2012

Kobre & Kim Obtains Successful Transfer of Key Legal Issues in US $230 Million+ Madoff-Related Litigation

Kobre & Kim represents MAXAM Capital, a fund-of-fund investment manager, as well as other MAXAM-affiliated individuals and entities, in litigation brought by the court-appointed trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

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Firm News February 21, 2012

Kobre & Kim Plays Leading Role in Government Dropping Precedent-Setting FCPA Sting Prosecution

After two lengthy trials, several acquittals, and two hung juries, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it was abandoning its high-profile "FCPA sting" prosecution. Citing the outcomes of the first two trials, the impact of evidentiary and legal rulings in favor of the defense, and the substantial resources required to proceed with four or more trials, the DOJ concluded that the continued prosecution of the case was unwarranted and requested that the court dismiss all open indictments.

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Firm News September 27, 2011

Kobre & Kim Achieves Key Dismissal for Crunk LLC

Kobre & Kim recently won the dismissal of a putative class and derivative action in New York federal court over the transaction by which Solvi Brands LLC acquired substantially all of energy drink company Crunk LLC's assets.

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Firm News September 10, 2011

Kobre & Kim's International Judgment Enforcement Team Featured on the Cover of The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal featured on its front page the efforts of Kobre & Kim on behalf of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to collect an unpaid tax bill of US $100 million+ owed by one of the world's most elusive figures, tech tycoon and ComputerLand founder William H. Millard.

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Firm News September 6, 2011

Jalil Asif QC Joins Kobre & Kim in London

In response to high demand in London for the services of a conflict-free firm devoted solely to litigation and arbitration, Kobre & Kim
has expanded its team with the addition of Jalil Asif QC. 

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Firm News July 11, 2011

Federal Judge Declares Mistrial in Precedent-Setting FCPA Enforcement Case Against Kobre & Kim Client

Kobre & Kim represented Pankesh Patel, an English businessman, in a precedent-setting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, which resulted in a mistrial — widely heralded as a victory for the defense.

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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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