Kobre & Kim and Michael Kim Recognized in The Legal 500 USA

June 7, 2023

Kobre & Kim has earned top recognitions for both white-collar criminal defense and international litigation in the latest rankings of The Legal 500 USA 2023.

The Legal 500 has placed Kobre & Kim highly in “Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense” for advice to both corporates and individuals. Additionally, founding partner Michael Kim is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for advice to both corporates and individuals.

The firm is also placed highly for “International Litigation,” with Michael Kim individually recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in this category as well.

The publication applauds the firm’s “‘roster of accomplished and highly capable trial attorneys’ that has both domestic expertise as well as strong international coverage with lawyers based across Latin America, Asia and EMEA,” adding that, “the firm is known for its cross-border representations and a popular destination for corporate and individual clients.”

In addition, The Legal 500 highlighted some of the firm’s lawyers. Founding partner Steven Kobre “is active in New York and frequently handles FCPA violations and money laundering matters,” and the publication also spotlighted Miami-based Matthew Menchel, who is “especially nimble and effective in court examinations,” and Evelyn Sheehan. Other key lawyers include Sean Buckley and Michael Sherwin.

Testimonials praise the firm’s “fantastic team of highly qualified trial attorneys,” noting that “most white-collar firm practices have lots of people with no courtroom experience, Kobre & Kim is the exact opposite.” Others note that the firm “is litigation- and trial-focused”, “has a roster of accomplished and highly capable trial attorneys” and “draws strategically on internal litigation-dedicated staff and external experts.”