Kobre & Kim, Michael Kim and Robin Rathmell Recognized in Latest Legal 500 USA Rankings

June 8, 2022

Kobre & Kim has earned top recognitions in both international litigation and white-collar criminal defense in the latest rankings of The Legal 500 USA 2022.

International Litigation

When it comes to international litigation, The Legal 500 observed the firm – ranked in Tier 2 for this category – has a “strong reputation for representing both high net worth individuals and corporates in a range of cross-border disputes and a ‘cutting-edge international enforcement and asset recovery practice’”

The publication also cites testimonials, with one noting: “Kobre & Kim has the most cutting-edge international enforcement and asset recovery practice. The practice is top-notch and they deliver certain results.” Another praised the firm’s “good international reach, especially in jurisdictions that are relevant for enforcement and asset tracing and recovery,” and our “have good knowledge and understanding of many legal systems.” 

Michael Kim, founding partner, and Robin Rathmell are also listed as “Leading Individuals” in this category. The publication’s profile also spotlighted Jef Klazen and Michael Sherwin as key lawyers.

Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense

Kobre & Kim is placed highly in this category for providing advice to both corporates and individuals. The Legal 500 quotes commentators on the firm’s team of “very experienced attorneys with extensive knowledge of asset forfeiture and money laundering law” and highlights our focus on cross-border disputes and investigations, noting the firm’s international network.

The publication also includes testimonials praising Kobre & Kim, with one noting that, “industry expertise is higher than the largest Big Law firms, as is the level of attention we receive from the Kobre team.” Another lauded the firm’s “diverse group of attorneys.”

Michael Kim is also listed as a “Leading Individual” for advising both corporates and individuals as well. The publication describes Mr. Kim as “an experienced litigator who focuses on financial disputes and criminal investigations.

In addition, the ranking’s profile of the firm also highlighted several notable individuals. Founding partner Steven Kobre is noted for his “considerable experience in government enforcement defense matters, financial arbitration and litigation.” Miami-based Evelyn Sheehan is praised in a testimonial as “well-versed in asset forfeiture and money laundering law and in the international issues that arise in such cases.” Michael Sherwin’s experience as a U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia is also noted. Other key lawyers recognized include William McGovern, Sean Buckley and Matthew Menchel.