Kobre & Kim Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2017

June 2, 2017

Publication: Chambers USA

Chambers USA 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 and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. The publication ranked the firm for its work in New York, Miami and Washington DC.

Chambers USA praised Kobre & Kim’s New York litigation team as providing clients with “top-flight representation in high-profile white-collar investigations and litigation.” Clients remarked on the firm’s “excellent trial lawyers and legal strategists” and “exceptional work product.”

Michael Kim received “comprehensive praise from the market for his ‘very sharp legal mind and exceptional oral advocacy skills.’” Clients noted that he is “very creative in terms of how one pursues various defendants.” Steven Kobre won acclaim from clients for being “brilliant at keeping the big picture in mind” and as “really at the top of the field.” Others noted that “he’s not afraid to go adverse to financial institutions.”

Chambers USA cited the firm’s Miami office as being known for its “[p]remier” white-collar defense work and for its “strengths in cross-border investigations.” One client said the team is “very capable of handling extremely complex litigation. They have uniformly very good lawyers — really top-notch people — who can do high-profile trial work.”

John Couriel, whom Chambers USA cited as “particularly well versed in cross-border matters involving Latin America,” noted client praise for his “incredible attention to detail and nuance, coupled with an ability to see the whole field.” Andrew Lourie “maintains a strong reputation for white-collar criminal defense and regulatory investigations.” One source said he is “really personable and has a great rapport with judges and clients” and “knows the rules of evidence backwards and forwards.” Clients called Matthew Menchel a “wonderful strategist” and said his “judgment and ability to stay cool when there is a lot of pressure is a valuable thing; he has a steady hand.” Others praised his “masterful trial work” and “way of communicating with the jury.” Adriana Riviere-Badell was recognized for her government enforcement defense capabilities and her “assured counsel to clients in the financial sector.” One interviewee called her “incredibly smart, really well organized and has great trial instincts.”

Chambers USA describes the firm’s Washington DC office as “well positioned to navigate complex, cross-border investigations and enforcement work,” known for “representing large corporate clients as well as individual executives and officers, particularly in the financial services industry.” One source noted that the team is “very good at doing investigations and representing individuals.” Clients called Eric Bruce “a very smart guy” and credited him as being “very knowledgeable about the FCPA.”

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