Kobre & Kim Receives Top Rankings in the 2015 Edition of Chambers & Partners

May 19, 2015

Publication: Chambers & Partners

Kobre & Kim as well as several individual partners, have been recognized by Chambers & Partners for their outstanding record of success in the past year in the fields of Government Enforcement Defense and General Commercial Litigation.

In recognizing the firm’s New York Office, Chambers praised the team’s ability to provide clients “sharp and fast” results. The publication further characterized the team as “very responsive ... [w]hen you deal with them you trust their judgment.” Founding partners Michael Kim and Steven Kobre also received individual recognition for their work in White-Collar Crime and Commercial Litigation.  Clients consider Mr. Kim a “very creative, disciplined and organized” litigator, and Mr. Kobre was described as “unruffled under pressure” and “not afraid of getting in and understanding the detail."

The Florida team was also acknowledged for possessing “incredible personnel from top to bottom. …They know how to handle a matter, how to staff it appropriately, how to manage a budget, and they have substantive expertise. They've really rocketed to the top of the profession.” Matthew Menchel was noted as being “strategic, smart, attentive to detail and [having] outstanding common sense” with one source celebrating him as “one of the best trial lawyers alive.” In addition, the publication praised Andrew Lourie’s experience addressing market manipulation, bid-rigging and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, noting that his “skills are extraordinary, and his judgment is first-rate.” John Couriel was also recognized for his outstanding work in the courtroom and was lauded as “a really brilliant strategist and an excellent courtroom advocate.”

When describing the Washington DC office, sources noted that “the hallmark of the firm is that you get 110%.” Clients remarked widely on Eric Bruce’s strong trial practice and his extensive experience in cross-border cases, describing him as “a very accomplished trial advocate who has a wonderful manner.” 

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