Kobre & Kim Tops Chambers USA Florida Litigation List, All Miami Partners Recognized

June 1, 2023

Kobre & Kim has again earned the very top rank in the Chambers USA 2023 rankings for Florida white-collar crime and government investigations, and every Miami-based partner has also earned top individual rankings.

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Kobre & Kim has again been placed in Band 1 for this category.

Chambers describes the firm as “a premier white-collar defense firm possessing significant trial experience,” offering clients “a broad array of expertise across issues including healthcare fraud, accounting fraud and public corruption,” and “enjoying a fine reputation for its work on behalf of clients in the financial services sector.” The publication also notes the firm’s “strength in both internal and government investigations, including those with a cross-border component, notably those involving Latin America, the UK and Hong Kong.”

Matthew Menchel has also continued to be recognized as a Star Individual by Chambers. The publication says he “continues to win praise from all corners of the market for his representation of clients facing investigation by the DOJ and SEC.” Testimonials praise Mr. Menchel as “one of the best cross-examiners,” “a master at trial” and “as high quality as you get.”

Andrew Lourie has again been ranked in Band 2, and Adriana Riviere-Badell and Evelyn Sheehan have moved up to join him this year. 

Mr. Lourie is “a go-to for senior executives facing allegations of misconduct brought by various governmental bodies” and is “experienced in handling cross-border investigations,” with testimonials praising his “very, very levelheaded approach to problem solving.” 

Ms. Riviere-Badell “is an excellent choice for a wide range of issues, including corruption and money-laundering charges with cross-border aspects,” and sources note her as a “fantastic writer with a really good mind for big-picture strategy” and “a phenomenal lawyer” able to “distill complex facts, simplify them and come up with a way to respond in a matter that is effective.”

Ms. Sheehan “has a strong track record advising high net worth individuals, institutional clients and their executives in cross-border investigations, enforcement actions and asset forfeiture matters.” Testimonials note her “understanding and knowledge about asset forfeiture and cryptocurrency-related issues is just incredible."