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.


Accolades October 5, 2023

Adriana Riviere-Badell Ranked Among Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers by Latinvex

Congratulations to Kobre & Kim’s Adriana Riviere-Badell for her recognition among “Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers” by Latinvex, which spotlights the top female lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms.

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Events October 5, 2023

Adriana Riviere-Badell Explores Issues in Arbitration Award Enforcement During Atlanta International Arbitration Society Conference

The international arbitration award enforcement landscape has seen major developments over the past year. Kobre & Kim’s Adriana Riviere-Badell, who focuses on international judgment enforcement and asset recovery, explored what this means for practitioners during the 12th Annual Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on a panel on October 5, 2023.

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Firm News October 5, 2023

Kobre & Kim Succeeds in Trimming Suit Against Better Mortgage Executives

In a win for the CEO and general counsel of Better Mortgage represented by Kobre & Kim, a New York federal judge significantly reduced the scope of a lawsuit against them brought by a former executive, as reported by Law360.

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Events October 4, 2023

Kobre & Kim Co-Sponsors CFAAR Event on Crypto Investigation and Insolvency Challenges and Successes

Cryptocurrency fraud and asset recovery is an increasingly active litigation space – crypto class action lawsuits are up, a number of major crypto platforms have filed for bankruptcy and government regulators and enforcers are investing more resources in this area. To discuss all this and more, Kobre & Kim, Bennett Jones, FTI and Chainalysis will co-sponsor CFAAR North America’s Fall event at Chainalysis’ New York office at 3:00 pm, October 12. Kobre & Kim’s Jonathan Cogan, who focuses on high-stakes civil litigation and government enforcement defense matters, will also speak on a panel on successes and trends in crypto litigation and insolvency.

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Accolades October 3, 2023

Jason Kang Recognized in LexisNexis Hong Kong’s “40 Under 40”

In recognition of his outstanding experience and contributions to the legal industry around the Asia Pacific region, Jason Kang has been recognized by LexisNexis Hong Kong among their 2023 “40 Under 40.”

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Events September 27, 2023

Carolina Leung Explores Best Practices in Asset Recovery Investigations on Asset Recovery Americas Panel

Fraud and corruption investigations can run for months or years, involving complex considerations that might make or break the investigation. Kobre & Kim’s Carolina Leung, who focuses on representing clients in complex cross border investigations, shared best practices for practitioners on an Asset Recovery Americas panel on September 21, 2023.

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Events September 7, 2023

Jason Kang Explores Overseas Enforcement Risks Facing Chinese Companies in China Global Compliance Summit

Chinese companies that operate or invest overseas must consider how to navigate scrutiny by overseas law enforcement agencies. In particular, the long-arm jurisdiction of the United States – including through the use of financial sanctions – is of special concern. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who focuses on China-related disputes, examines the risks and explores mitigation strategies during the China Global Compliance Summit in Beijing at 2:00 pm, September 14.

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Events September 6, 2023

Jonathan Cogan Explores Lessons Learned from Recent White-Collar Trials on PLI Panel

U.S. enforcement agencies – including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – are aggressively expanding their white-collar enforcement activities. Many more targets are at risk of facing investigation and trial. 

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Events September 5, 2023

Michael Sherwin on Corporate Responses to Cyber-Intrusion Investigations at APEX Conference

Corporations are facing a rising number of customer data breaches and other criminal cyberattacks and cyber-intrusions, often attracting the attention of law enforcement. How should companies respond to a potential investigation? Kobre & Kim’s Michael Sherwin, former Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia focused on national security matters, explains at the APEX Asset Protection Executive Xchange in Nashville, Tennessee, during a keynote address on September 15, 2023.

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Firm News September 5, 2023

U.S. Federal Prosecutor Michael Keilty Joins Kobre & Kim

NEW YORK, September 5, 2023 – Kobre & Kim, an international disputes and investigations law firm, has announced that former Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”) Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Keilty has joined the firm to enhance its International Private Client (“IPC”) offering.  He will be based in the firm’s New York Office but is expected to travel regularly to the firm’s other offices serving IPC clients, including Dubai, Tel Aviv, Cyprus, Hong Kong and London, among others.

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Events August 30, 2023

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses Civil Forfeiture at Cambridge International Symposium

As more governments expand their asset forfeiture authority to include civil or “non-conviction-based” (“NCB”) forfeiture, targets and their advisors should be aware of how prosecutors have wielded this authority and what the limits are. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor who was the Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Division in Miami, explains at the 40th International Symposium on Economic Crime at Cambridge University, UK, during two workshops on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

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Accolades August 25, 2023

Polly Wilkins Shortlisted for 2023 Spear’s Awards as Reputation Lawyer of the Year

We are proud that Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins is a finalist for the 2023 Spear’s Awards for “Lawyer of the Year – Reputation.”

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Accolades August 25, 2023

Kobre & Kim and Adriana Riviere-Badell Earn Top Chambers Rankings for Latin America International Counsel

The latest Chambers “Latin America Corporate Crime & Investigations (International Counsel)” rankings have placed Kobre & Kim among the top international firms and Miami-based Adriana Riviere-Badell among the top international lawyers advising on cross-border matters arising in Latin America.

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Accolades August 17, 2023

Fourteen Kobre & Kim Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024

The 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America has recognized fourteen Kobre & Kim lawyers for their work in areas from criminal defense and corporate law to litigation and bankruptcy.

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Events August 14, 2023

Robin Baik Shares Inside Perspective on US $108 Million Investment Treaty Arbitration Win at Breakfast Event

Unlike many other investment treaty arbitrations, Elliott Associates v Republic of Korea is a case where the parties’ submissions are public, providing valuable insight into the international arbitral process. Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik, who led the firm’s team in representing Elliott to win their recent US $108 million award against the Korean government, shares his perspectives on the case and investment treaty disputes more broadly during a breakfast event hosted by Three Crowns on Thursday, August 31 in Singapore.

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