Legal 500 USA Gives Kobre & Kim Top International Litigation Rank and Spotlights Michael Kim, Steve Kobre, Jef Klazen and Robin Rathmell
September 30, 2021
Publication: Legal 500 USA
This year’s Legal 500 USA placed Kobre & Kim among the very top law firms for international litigation, recognized Michael Kim and Robin Rathmell as “Leading Lawyers” and highlighted Steve Kobre and Jef Klazen.
The rankings noted how Kobre & Kim “fields an international group of lawyers who are ‘tenacious in their pursuit of a client’s interests,’” emphasizing the firm’s deep knowledge of complex financial products and ability to litigate against major financial institutions, as well as the firm’s cross-border asset tracing and recovery capabilities. Testimonials praised the firm as “one of the best-coordinated teams,” and as “extremely pro-active and immediately reactive to developments.”
Legal 500 USA noted Mr. Kim’s practice in international disputes and investigations involving fraud and insolvency, government investigations and complex regulatory issues, while Mr. Klazen was noted for enforcement of international judgments and arbitral awards, especially those arising from investor-state disputes. Mr. Rathmell was applauded as “a true leader,” noting his “impressive strategic and tactical skills” and “wide practical international experience” to handle disputes involving allegations of fraud, money laundering and other misconduct.