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 February 6, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Wins Legal Guardian Appointment for Client

As part of the firm’s continuing commitment to pro bono work, Kobre & Kim is proud to have succeeded in obtaining court appointment of our client as the legal guardian of her 24-year-old intellectually disabled daughter. Our client can now petition for benefits on her daughter’s behalf, file for immigration status and obtain multiple other legal and social services.

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Firm News October 6, 2023

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Gains Asylum for Client Escaping Gang Violence

On September 29, 2023, Kobre & Kim’s pro bono team worked with Human Rights First to successfully gain asylum for their client C, helping her and her three young children escape gang violence in Honduras.

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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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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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Firm News June 22, 2023

Kobre & Kim Helps Elliott Obtain US $108 Million Arbitral Award Against the Republic of Korea

SEOUL, JUNE 22, 2023 – Kobre & Kim LLP, together with law firms Three Crowns and KL Partners, have obtained a US $108 million award for Elliott Associates, L.P., resolving an international arbitration against the Republic of Korea over its alleged unlawful intervention in the 2015 merger between Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries, both affiliates of Samsung Group, Korea’s largest chaebol.

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Firm News May 24, 2023

Kobre & Kim Successfully Defeats Spain’s Sovereign Immunity Challenge in UK High Court in Landmark International Enforcement Case

In one of the most significant judgments on state immunity and international arbitration in decades, the Commercial Court (High Court) in London has dismissed Spain’s challenge to the recognition of an ICSID arbitration award (the Antin Award) based on grounds of sovereign immunity and European Union case law. 

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Firm News March 31, 2023

Kobre & Kim Scores Win for MLB in Judgment-Enforcement Proceeding

In a win for Kobre & Kim client Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., a federal court has ordered a Dominican broadcasting company and its New York affiliate to turn over various kinds of property to MLB, including bank account funds in New York and the Dominican Republic, certain contractual payment rights, and a helicopter.

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Firm News March 20, 2023

Kobre & Kim Notches Victory with Rare Set Aside of BVI Enforcement Order

Kobre & Kim wins rarely granted ruling setting aside of certain aspects of an enforcement order by the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court.

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Firm News February 28, 2023

Kobre & Kim Earns UK Pro Bono Success in Partnership with LawWorks

In our ongoing partnership with pro bono group LawWorks, Kobre & Kim succeeded last month in increasing a young woman’s Personal Independence Payment (“PIP”) award in London to the highest available amount, granting her an additional £95.05 per week that will be backdated to November 2021. 

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Firm News February 17, 2023

Kobre & Kim Honors Jane M. Bolin for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim is reflecting on the unique contributions made by African Americans both inside and outside the legal industry. Today, we celebrate Judge Jane M. Bolin, the first Black woman to serve as a judge in the United States. In support of the 2023 Black History Month theme of Resistance, we are honored to recognize the career of Jane Bolin as a pioneer of resistance and representation of Black Americans in the judiciary. 

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Firm News February 10, 2023

Kobre & Kim Honors Sterling Johnson Jr. on Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim is reflecting on the unique contributions made by African Americans both inside and outside the legal industry. Today, we celebrate Honorable Sterling Johnson Jr, a former United States Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

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Firm News November 3, 2022

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Recognized by Americans for Immigrant Justice for Green Card Victory

In collaboration with Americans for Immigrant Justice’s pro bono program since 2017, Adriana Riviere-Badell – named Americans for Immigrant Justice's Pro Bono Hero – led a team to represent child siblings from Guatemala who had been orphaned, and their hard work and dedication has led to the first of the children’s green cards coming in a few weeks ago.

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Firm News October 7, 2022

Kobre & Kim Honors Maria Teresa Kumar for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Kobre & Kim continues to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring Maria Teresa Kumar, a Colombian American political rights activist and the President and CEO of Voto Latino. Kumar was born in Bogota, Colombia and grew up in Sonoma, California where she attended the University of California, Davis. She later earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 

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Firm News October 5, 2022

CFTC Produces Unreleased Information on Kraft–Mondelēz Settlement, Resolving Kobre & Kim’s FOIA Suit

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has agreed to produce previously unseen documents and communications related to an unprecedented 2019 “gag” order with Kraft and Mondelēz, under the terms of a settlement. The settlement ends a long-running Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by global disputes and investigations law firm Kobre & Kim.

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Firm News September 30, 2022

Kobre & Kim Honors Mario Guerra Obledo for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Kobre & Kim continues to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the late Mario Guerra Obledo for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of Hispanic rights in America. 

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