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.


Firm News September 1, 2015

Kobre & Kim Brings Unique Offerings to Korea with Seoul Office

Kobre & Kim announced today the opening of a new office in Seoul, Korea. Media outlets such as Bloomberg, The Lawyer, Legal Week, and the AmLaw Daily featured articles detailing the firm’s new capabilities in Seoul, highlighting Kobre & Kim as the only foreign law firm in Korea focused exclusively on disputes and investigations and continuing its model of working cooperatively with other law firms as conflict/special litigation or investigative counsel.

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Accolades August 24, 2015

Law360 Highlights Kobre & Kim’s “Top-Tier Talent and Propensity for High-Stakes Proceedings”

In a recent article, Law360 recognized Kobre & Kim as one of the country’s most talented and competitive litigation firms.

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Publications August 12, 2015

Are Large Judgments the Next Target for Hedge Funds? Carrie Tendler and Josh Sheptow Evaluate Trending Litigation-Sensitive Investments by Hedge Funds

Over the years, hedge funds have leveraged financial and legal expertise to pursue opportunities into litigation-sensitive investments. Carrie Tendler and Josh Sheptow examine the next wave of litigation-based investments and the potential for hedge funds acquiring large unexecuted court judgments to be the next trend in investment strategies. 

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Accolades August 4, 2015

Kobre & Kim Recognized by Top Awards Nominations in Hong Kong, China, and Asia-Pacific

Kobre & Kim has recently been shortlisted as "Litigation Law Firm of The Year" by ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2015, “Firm of the Year” for Dispute Resolution by China Law & Practice Awards 2015, and “Best in Compliance & Regulatory” by the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.

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Publications August 1, 2015

Michael S. Kim and Jef Klazen Co-Author Article on Defensive Techniques for Global Liquidation

Kobre & Kim co-founder Michael Kim and New York-based lawyer Jef Klazen teamed up to author “Developing International Business Relationships: Why it Pays to Plan for Asset Tracing and Recovery from the Outset,” published in the August 2015 edition of Who’s Who Legal

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Publications August 1, 2015

Jonathan Cogan, Tim Prudhoe, and John Couriel Explore How Oil and Gas Investors Can Protect Their Financial Interests in a Turbulent Market

Kobre & Kim lawyers Jonathan Cogan, Tim Prudhoe, and John Couriel discuss legal options and rights often available to minority partners in the face of declining oil and gas prices and how proactively exercising these rights can be vital to maximizing the recovery of invested monies and other assets.

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Events July 21, 2015

William McGovern Presents at the 6th Annual Global Forum on Anti-Corruption Compliance in High Risk Markets

Hong Kong-based William McGovern participated on the panel titled “Rise in Individual Liability — How to Prepare for Increased Arrests, Dawn Raids and Executive Liability Charges in China and Indonesia?” at the Global Forum on Anti-Corruption Compliance in High Risk Markets.

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Publications July 17, 2015

Jef Klazen, Randall Arthur, and Gabrielle Liu Discuss Singapore’s Newest Debut to Its Dispute Resolution Forums in the Global Arbitration Review

Jef Klazen, Randall Arthur, and Gabrielle Liu explore the enforceability of judgments and the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), the latest dispute resolution forum in the region. 

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Accolades July 1, 2015

Chevron Recognizes Kobre & Kim with Law Firm Diversity Award

Kobre & Kim is pleased to announce that the firm is a recipient of Chevron Law Function’s annual "Law Firm Diversity Recognition Award." Established in 2005, this award is presented annually to select Chevron law firms that have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a commitment to diversity.

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Events June 29, 2015

Roger Burlingame Discusses Third-Party Anti-Corruption Compliance in London

Former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and London-based lawyer Roger Burlingame presented on the panel titled “Pushing Beyond the Paper to Ensure that Your Third Party Anti-Corruption Compliance Monitoring Program Can Stand Up to Government Scrutiny” at the Anti-Corruption: London Edition Conference on June 29.  

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Events June 23, 2015

Randall Arthur Analyzes the Role of Insolvency Administrations at Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Asia

Randall Arthur presented on a panel titled “The Role of Insolvency Administrations in Global Asset Recovery,” at the Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Conference in Hong Kong.

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Events June 12, 2015

Matthew Menchel Presents at "A View From the Bench: Legends of the Courtroom"

Director of the firm’s Center for Trial Advocacy Matthew Menchel participated in a seminar, “A View from the Bench: Legends of the Courtroom,” hosted by FIU College of Law and the Daily Business Review on June 12. 

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Events June 4, 2015

Jonathan Cogan Discusses Alternative Restructuring Solutions at the INSOL Bermuda One-Day Seminar

Jonathan Cogan participated on a panel titled “Alternative Reinsurance – Alternative Restructuring Solutions” at INSOL’s Bermuda One-Day Seminar on June 4.  

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Accolades June 3, 2015

Legal 500 Recognizes Kobre & Kim as Leader in General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Criminal Defense

This year’s Legal 500 U.S. rankings included high praise for Kobre & Kim’s government enforcement defense and commercial disputes teams, ranking the firm and several partners as one of the top U.S. firms in the areas of white-collar criminal defense and general commercial litigation. 

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Accolades May 19, 2015

Kobre & Kim Receives Top Rankings in the 2015 Edition of Chambers & Partners

Kobre & Kim as well as several individual partners, have been recognized by Chambers & Partners for their outstanding record of success in the past year in the fields of Government Enforcement Defense and General Commercial Litigation.

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