Kobre & Kim Earns Top Rankings in the 2016 Edition of Chambers & Partners

July 26, 2016

Publication: Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners has recognized Kobre & Kim and a number of the firm’s lawyers for outstanding achievements during the past year in the categories of General Commercial Litigation, Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption, White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, and Restructuring/Insolvency. The publication ranked the firm for its work in China, Latin America, the U.S., and globally.

Chambers praised Kobre & Kim’s New York office as providing “top-flight representation in high-profile white-collar investigations and litigation.” Clients commented that the firm has “had remarkable success and [has] expanded greatly.” Clients characterized Michael Kim as an “incredibly sophisticated lawyer and big-picture thinker who is immersed in the details as well” and Steven Kobre as “a very insightful counsellor,” giving “excellent insight and advice.”

Chambers describes the firm’s Florida office as “premier” and “possessing significant trial experience” and noted the team’s “strengths in cross-border investigations.” Peers lauded Matthew Menchel as “a proven trial lawyer with a history of important victories” and Andrew Lourie as “a good negotiator [who] gets good results.”  

Kobre & Kim was ranked for its Latin America work, with John Couriel praised for his frequent handling of cross-border disputes and Adriana Riviere-Badell recognized as a "Notable Practitioner" for her Latin American fraud and corporate investigations experience.

Chambers also praised the firm’s Washington DC office as “well-regarded,” noting the team’s particular strength in the areas of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), criminal antitrust, securities fraud, and commodities futures manipulation. Clients remarked that “Kobre & Kim is excellent” and that the firm “works hard to stay in front of the issues.” They also characterized former federal prosecutor Eric Bruce as “direct” but “tactful,” and someone who “has always been very good at providing a 360-degree view.”

Additionally, the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide recognized Kobre & Kim’s corporate investigations practice and ranked Hong Kong partners William McGovern for Corporate Investigations and Randall Arthur for Restructuring/Insolvency. The guide notes the firm’s experienced bench, which includes former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawyers, as well as its representation of individuals and senior employees in complex, cross-border investigations. Clients characterized the firm as a “strong team” that has “deep experience in fraud, asset recovery and investigations, with able and commercially savvy lawyers.”

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