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Chris Cogburn
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 1289

Chris Cogburn is a trial lawyer who represents clients in multijurisdictional disputes, particularly those involving the enforcement of high-value judgments and arbitration awards, securities litigation, and white-collar and regulatory defense. He also has experience conducting internal investigations that arise from government scrutiny.

Mr. Cogburn maintains an active and diverse pro bono practice focused on representing indigent individuals, asylum petitioners, and nonprofit organizations in a variety of matters. He also serves as a lecturer at Columbia Law School, where he leads a workshop on legal research and analysis, written and oral advocacy, and other trial skills.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Cogburn practiced at O’Melveny & Myers and Jones Day.



  • New York
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit


  • Columbia Law School, JD
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Duke University, AB

Select Engagements

  • Representation of Russian businessmen in New York State Supreme Court in asserting claims against his former joint venture partners and business associates related to a dispute over shares in a Russian oil company.
  • Representation of a Hong Kong-based investment fund in dispute regarding settlement of debt owed by BVI corporation through transfer of real estate located in People's Republic of China.
  • Representation of a global food production and distribution company in dispute regarding licensing of company's world-renowned trademark and brand name.
  • Representation of an investment fund in bankruptcy adversary proceeding seeking avoidance of prepetition transfers made to retire debt securities issued by fund.
  • Representation of a commodity derivative exchange in putative class action alleging various common-law causes of action, violations of governing statutes and regulations, and violations of federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
  • Representation of an operating subsidiary of public company in investigation regarding compliance with financial reporting obligations in connection with deployment of first-in-class technology.

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