Kobre & Kim Sweeps Several Chambers USA New York Litigation Rankings

June 2, 2022

Kobre & Kim and many of our lawyers have been recognized in the latest Chambers USA rankings for our strength in New York litigation, placing among the top in several categories for commercial, white collar and financial litigation.

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded in New York Legal Rankings

Kobre & Kim is placed in Band 1 in this category.

Chambers describes the firm as providing “individual and institutional clients with top-flight representation” and “increasingly commended for its handling of complex multijurisdictional and international disputes on behalf of a broad client base.” The firm’s strengths are in “asset recovery and arbitral enforcement matters, as well as representation of trustees in financial products litigation.”

The publication quotes clients saying, “the team performs everything requested of them in a timely manner and on budget. The value proposition of their representation is superlative.” Other sources praise the firm’s “superior communication and responsiveness” and “great and deep bench of experienced litigators who can handle matters all the way through trial.”

In particular, several of the firm’s lawyers are highlighted as notable practitioners, including Zachary Rosenbaum, who is lauded as “pragmatic, commercial and good in court” with a “strong strategic sense and strong courtroom skills.”

Securities: Institutional Plaintiffs: Mainly RMBS Litigation in New York Legal Rankings

Zachary Rosenbaum has continued to be ranked among the individuals on the Spotlight Table. Chambers notes him as being “particularly adept at handling putback litigation and others relating to the sale of RMBS and CDOs.”

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: The Elite in New York Legal Rankings

Kobre & Kim is also recognized among the top firms in this category, with Chambers citing that the firm’s “criminal defense offering [is] complemented by extensive cross-border expertise and courtroom experience, as part of a broader commercial practice,” and that the firm is noted for its “handling of complex multijurisdictional disputes on behalf of a broad client base.”

Commentators are quoted describing the firm’s team as going “above and beyond expectations,” with attorneys who are “good at strategic decision-making and are undaunted by standing up to regulators.” Other sources note that “commercial considerations are at the front of their minds in every interaction.”

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in New York Legal Rankings

Both founding partners Michael Kim and Steven Kobre are ranked in Band 2 for this category. Mr. Kim “offers impressive experience handling major cross-border investigations involving fraud and asset forfeiture” and “frequently advises in relation to a range of complex criminal disputes,” with commentators saying, “his advice is worth its weight in gold.” Mr. Kobre is praised as being “focused on the big picture while still being aware of the details” and someone who “delivers meaningful results” with “a unique ability to simplify complex matters.”

Litigation: General Commercial in New York Legal Rankings

Michael Kim and Danielle Rose are both recognized among the top litigators in this area. Mr. Kim is hailed by sources as “a very impressive individual who provides very good advice,” and Ms. Rose is noted for “particular strength in cases relating to complex financial products,” with commentators praising her as “extraordinarily bright,” “a gifted lawyer and business person” and an “impressive litigator.”