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 April 1, 2010

Kobre & Kim’s Miami and New York Teams Successfully Remove Three Co-trustees from US $600 million+ Marital Trust

Kobre & Kim represents Mrs. Atkins Mersentes, widow of the late Atkins Diet creator Dr. Robert Atkins, in a series of litigations against three former co-trustees of the Veronica Atkins Marital Trust.

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Firm News March 9, 2010

Kobre & Kim Obtains Exceptional Result for Graduate Student Accused of Breaching Security at Newark Airport

Kobre & Kim achieved an exceptional result for Haisong Jiang, a Chinese Ph.D student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, who was charged with breaching security at Newark Liberty International Airport on January 3, 2010.

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Firm News January 19, 2010

Kobre & Kim Represents Two Individuals in the Largest FCPA Prosecution of Individuals

Kobre & Kim represents two defendants in a case against 22 executives and employees of military and law enforcement supply companies brought under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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Firm News December 22, 2009

Kobre & Kim Represents Hedge Fund Managing Director Extradited and Held on $300 Million Fraud Charge

Kobre & Kim represents Philip Baker, managing director of collapsed Chicago hedge fund Lake Shore Asset Management Ltd., in
connection with allegations by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for
the Northern District of Illinois of securities fraud, wire fraud, and
related crimes. Kobre & Kim lawyers also managed the extradition
of our client from Germany to the U.S.

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Firm News November 9, 2009

Kobre & Kim Represents Hedge Fund Manager in Galleon Insider Trading Investigation

In the biggest insider trading case involving hedge funds in history and
the first ever to employ wiretaps, Kobre & Kim represents a hedge
fund manager in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York prosecutions of the Galleon insider trading case.

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Firm News March 5, 2009

Kobre & Kim Represents Former KBR Employee in FCPA Prosecution

Kobre & Kim represents a private client in connection with a federal
investigation regarding an alleged scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts.

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Firm News January 30, 2009

Kobre & Kim Represents Hedge Fund in Suit Over Madoff Losses

Kobre & Kim represented MAXAM Absolute Return Fund in connection
with attempts to recover US $280 million investments in the Bernard L.
Madoff Investment Securities LLC fraud, and defense against potential
lawsuits by investors in MAXAM-managed funds, as well as associated
purported class actions. 
          

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Firm News December 22, 2008

Kobre & Kim Represents Hedge Fund Administrator in Madoff Fraud

Kobre & Kim represented a hedge fund administrator in successfully compelling arbitration of two derivative actions in New York state in connection with the administrator's work for a Madoff Securities feeder fund.

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Firm News September 14, 2008

Kobre & Kim Obtains Order Vacating Client's Conviction and New Trial Granted in International Extradition Case

Kobre & Kim successfully persuaded the Pennsylvania appellate courts to vacate the conviction of a client charged with a serious felony and to grant a new trial on less-serious charges. 
          

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Firm News May 14, 2008

Kobre & Kim Represents New York City Official Accused of Soliciting Bribes

Kobre & Kim represents a public official of the New York City Department of Education charged in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York with alleged bribery and extortion in connection with an alleged decades-long conspiracy involving the assignment and inspection of school bus routes.

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Firm News January 23, 2008

Kobre & Kim Represents Former Officer in Monster.com Options-Backdating Scandal

Kobre & Kim represents a former top officer of Monster, the parent of job-search website Monster.com, in connection with a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation and derivative litigation arising from alleged backdating of employee stock options grants.

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Firm News July 24, 2007

Kobre & Kim Represents Brian Hunter, Former Head of Energy Trading for Amaranth Advisors, in Various Litigations

In one of the most talked-about hedge fund collapses of recent times, Kobre & Kim represents Brian Hunter, the former head of Energy Trading for US $9 billion hedge fund Amaranth Advisors LLC, in civil litigation and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulatory enforcement actions for alleged market manipulation of natural gas futures.

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