News

Many of our engagements involve matters in which our clients face significant public attention. The following is a list of news stories about the firm, our clients, cases and the results we have achieved.


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Events October 14, 2021

Jason Masimore Presents Asset-Focused Strategies to Combat Illicit Trade

For victims of illicit trade around the world, ineffective law enforcement has given illicit producers a low risk, high reward environment. The solution is to adopt an aggressive cross-border campaign focused on their assets, as Kobre & Kim’s Jason Masimore will explain during the 2021 PGS Global Brand Innovation Programme at 11:00 am Amsterdam time, October 20.

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Accolades October 6, 2021

Daniel Zaheer Recognized Among The Daily Journal’s Top Trade Secrets Lawyers 2021

In an editorial, The Daily Journal has recognized Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Zaheer, who focuses on trade secrets disputes and patent infringement litigation, as one of their Top Trade Secrets Lawyers 2021, and they sat down with him to discuss his practice.

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Accolades October 4, 2021

Benchmark Litigation USA 2022 Ranks Kobre & Kim, Michael Kim, Danielle Rose and Zach Rosenbaum

Benchmark Litigation USA’s latest 2022 rankings have placed Kobre & Kim in its top spots, as well as recognized Michael Kim, Danielle Rose and Zach Rosenbaum individually.

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Accolades October 4, 2021

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Steve Kobre, Recommends Michael Kim, Robert Henoch, Jason Masimore, Matthew Menchel, Robin Rathmell

In Who’s Who Legal’s latest Business Crime Defence 2021 ranking, Kobre & Kim founding partner Steve Kobre was recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader for representing individuals, noting his “top-tier practice that encompasses representing clients in a range of regulatory and enforcement proceedings.”

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Firm News October 1, 2021

Kobre & Kim Honors Juan Torruella for Hispanic Heritage Month

This month, Kobre & Kim will highlight the unique and inspiring impact made by the Hispanic/Latinx community in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Today, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Judge Juan Torruella. 

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Accolades September 30, 2021

Legal 500 USA Gives Kobre & Kim Top International Litigation Rank and Spotlights Michael Kim, Steve Kobre, Jef Klazen and Robin Rathmell

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.

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Events September 22, 2021

John Han and Jason Kang Share Award Monetization Strategies Against China-Based Debtors in HKIAC Seminar

Often, creditors who wait until they have won a final arbitral award against China-based debtors to begin enforcement end up with nothing, as debtors find ways to avoid their obligations. But as Kobre & Kim’s Greater China-based lawyers John Han and Jason Kang will explain in a Kobre & Kim-hosted seminar during the Hong Kong Arbitration Week, creditors can adopt an early global enforcement strategy to achieve the best monetization results.

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Events September 21, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Lays Out Strategies Against INTERPOL Abuse in Federal Bar Session

Authoritarian governments have increasingly abused INTERPOL’s systems to harass and seek the extradition of dissidents and other political targets. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor who often represents clients in INTERPOL criminal matters, will join a panel on INTERPOL abuse at 1:00 pm Miami time, September 23, during the Federal Bar Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting & Convention at the Hilton Downtown Miami.

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Events September 20, 2021

Kobre & Kim Team to Discuss Cross-Border Government Investigations and Joint Venture Disputes Facing Korean Investors in IAKL Conference

Korean individuals and companies have increasingly internationalized their businesses, setting up corporate structures and placing assets in key offshore jurisdictions around the world. While this is good for business, it also increases their exposure to complex cross-border disputes, such as investigations by foreign government agencies or asset recovery disputes across multiple jurisdictions, that may require specialized knowledge to effectively mitigate.

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Events September 20, 2021

Jason Masimore Joins Workshop on State-Assisted Asset Recovery During Thought4Leaders4 FIRE Summit

Kobre & Kim’s Jason Masimore will be speaking in a workshop on when lawyers perform the function of law enforcement bodies and utilize the state to trace, freeze and recover assets during ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE’s Welcome Back Summit, their first in-person event in 18 months at Syon Park, London on September 23 and 24.

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Events September 20, 2021

Jian Wu Moderates ABA China Committee Panel on Legal and Compliance Challenges of Cross-Border Trade

Parties engaging in cross-border trade and transactions will have to navigate a complex web of varying laws and regulations, as well as other laws that are extraterritorial in nature such as sanctions. Kobre & Kim’s Jian Wu, who has extensive experience in compliance and government enforcement defense across the Asia Pacific region, will moderate a panel on these issues during an American Bar Association China Committee networking event at 5:30 pm Shanghai time, September 24, 2021.

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Accolades September 15, 2021

Robin Rathmell and Polly Wilkins Named in Citywealth’s Top 100 Private Client Lawyers 2021

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell and Polly Wilkins, both of whom focus on representing high-net-worth individuals in cross-border disputes involving allegations of fraud and misconduct, have both been recognized in the latest Citywealth Top 100 Private Client Lawyers 2021. 

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Events September 10, 2021

Jonathan Cogan on Employment Issues Facing Executives During Government Investigations in New York City Bar Panel

When corporate executives and other employees become subject to a government investigation, complexities arise for both the company and the employee over a multitude of legal and employment issues. Kobre & Kim’s Jonathan Cogan, who has extensive experience defending executives in internal and government investigations, will share his expertise in a New York City Bar virtual panel at 12:00 pm New York time, September 13, 2021.

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Events September 10, 2021

John Han and Carolina Leung Join Webinar on Securing Chinese Investments in Brazil

Chinese companies have significantly increased the scale and scope of their investments in Brazil over the past decade, but they may face complex barriers when it comes time to collect on their multi-billion-dollar investments. Kobre & Kim’s John Han and Carolina Leung will join a virtual panel discussion on how Chinese investors can secure their investments at 9:00 am São Paulo time, September 14, 2021.

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Accolades September 7, 2021

Michael Ng Honored as Top IP Strategist in Latest IAM Strategy 300

Kobre & Kim’s Michael Ng was recognized among the top intellectual property (IP) strategists around the world in the latest IAM Strategy 300, which follows his listing among the IAM Patent 1000 earlier this year.

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