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Marcus J. Green
Director of Special Investments
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 1200
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 1200

Marcus Green advises clients on judgment enforcement, international asset investigations and recovery, and related debtor-creditor litigation. He helps clients realize value from court judgments and arbitration awards in distressed circumstances, including where debtors have undertaken complex asset protection structuring and, in investor-state disputes, where sovereign immunity may be implicated.

Mr. Green develops and implements worldwide asset-tracing and recovery plans on behalf of corporate, sovereign and individual clients. These recoveries often involve coordinated efforts throughout the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Green regularly consults with litigants and their trial or arbitration teams at all phases of disputes to evaluate the risk-adjusted recovery outlook or settlement value for disputed claims, awards and judgments. He also advises parties who may wish to buy or sell an interest in a claim, judgment or award or explore a third-party risk-sharing or funding arrangements. As director of special investments, Mr. Green manages the firm’s investments in success-based alternative fee arrangements and in other litigation-related assets.

Mr. Green has been recognized in legal industry publications including Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Green practiced with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and with Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami.  Before his legal career, Mr. Green was a senior manager and engineer for global logistics providers. 

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, JD
    (Fordham Law Review, Senior Articles Editor)
  • Wesleyan University, BA

Accolades

  • Who’s Who Legal, Asset Recovery

Select Engagements

  • Representation of an engineering company in the enforcement of a US multibillion-dollar arbitration award against an African state.
  • Representation of ConocoPhillips in relation to the worldwide enforcement of anticipated US multibillion-dollar International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and International Chamber of Commerce arbitration awards against the Republic of Venezuela and its national oil company.
  • Representation of a Middle Eastern partnership in enforcing a substantial U.S. court judgment against a military contractor, its successors and nominees, with operations in the U.S., Iraq and Egypt.  
  • Representation of a European retailer in enforcing high-value Italian court judgments and European arbitration awards against a former executive, and his advisors and alter egos, who embezzled and secreted assets worldwide.
  • Representation of a Canadian investor in enforcing a $100+ million Canadian court judgment against a Middle East-based high net worth individual.
  • Representation of a Korea-based judgment creditor in the global enforcement of a judgment of approximately ₩5 billion affirmed by the Supreme Court of Korea, with parallel litigations filed in Korea, Hong Kong, New York, Boston, Connecticut and other jurisdictions. 
  • Representation of a U.S. university in enforcing a US multimillion-dollar judgment against an Asia-based technology firm. 
  • Representation of a hedge fund’s liquidating trustee in enforcing a US $400 million judgment against an offshore fund and pursuing claims against the fund manager and allies, involving offshore and U.S. litigation.
  • Representation of an oil exploration and production company with regard to enforcement issues in a substantial creditor-debtor dispute with state-owned enterprises of a Sub-Saharan African sovereign.
  • Representation of NTT DoCoMo Inc., the Japanese mobile telecom provider, in enforcing a US $1.2 billion London Court of International Arbitration award against Tata Sons Ltd., the holding company for the Indian conglomerate Tata Group.
  • Representation of DuPont in enforcing a US $920 million judgment against Kolon Industries, a South Korean conglomerate operating worldwide.
  • Representation of international oil and gas concerns in the development of a worldwide enforcement strategy in relation to arbitration awards of US $2 billion+ against Middle Eastern sovereign interests.
  • Representation of a class of judgment creditors in developing and implementing a comprehensive worldwide asset-tracing and recovery plan related to a US $150 million+ civil antitrust judgment against debtors located in Asia, including against a purported Chinese state-owned enterprise.
  • Representation of a U.S.-based retailer and distributor in enforcing a substantial U.S. court judgment against one of India’s largest exporters, involving seizures, litigation, and enforcement actions across jurisdictions worldwide, including against the exporter’s alter egos, allies, intermediaries and nominee entities.
  • Representation of the government of a U.S. territory in enforcing judgments of US $100 million+ against assets and defendants in multiple jurisdictions in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.
  • Representation of a Brazil-based creditor in the tracing and recovery of US $250 million+ proceeds of fraud throughout the U.S., the Caribbean and Europe.
 

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Choices for Arbitral Award Creditors in Dealing with Recalcitrant Debtors" (The International Arbitration Club of New York, New York, February 2018)
  • Speaker, "Enforcement of Arbitral Awards" (Juris Conferences, New York, September 2017)
  • Co-author, "Execution and Judgment Enforcement in the United States" (ABA International Aspects of U.S. Litigation, February 2017)
  • Co-author, "Execution and Judgment Enforcement in the United States" (ABA International Aspects of Litigation, November 2016)
  • Co-author, "Recognition and Execution of Arbitration Awards in the United States" (Global Arbitration Review, 2016)
  • Co-author, "Enforcing Arbitral Awards: Success Lies In The Strategy" (Law360, April 2016)
  • Speaker, "Monetizing Arbitration Awards in International Energy Disputes" (Global Forum on Dispute Resolution for Oil & Gas Industry, Amsterdam, May 2015)
  • Speaker, "Lifting the Lid on Interim Measures: A Comparative Analysis" (C5 Transatlantic Litigation Conference, Amsterdam, June 2014)

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, JD
    (Fordham Law Review, Senior Articles Editor)
  • Wesleyan University, BA

Accolades

  • Who’s Who Legal, Asset Recovery

Engagements

  • Representation of an engineering company in the enforcement of a US multibillion-dollar arbitration award against an African state.
  • Representation of ConocoPhillips in relation to the worldwide enforcement of anticipated US multibillion-dollar International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and International Chamber of Commerce arbitration awards against the Republic of Venezuela and its national oil company.
  • Representation of a Middle Eastern partnership in enforcing a substantial U.S. court judgment against a military contractor, its successors and nominees, with operations in the U.S., Iraq and Egypt.  
  • Representation of a European retailer in enforcing high-value Italian court judgments and European arbitration awards against a former executive, and his advisors and alter egos, who embezzled and secreted assets worldwide.
  • Representation of a Canadian investor in enforcing a $100+ million Canadian court judgment against a Middle East-based high net worth individual.
  • Representation of a Korea-based judgment creditor in the global enforcement of a judgment of approximately ₩5 billion affirmed by the Supreme Court of Korea, with parallel litigations filed in Korea, Hong Kong, New York, Boston, Connecticut and other jurisdictions. 
  • Representation of a U.S. university in enforcing a US multimillion-dollar judgment against an Asia-based technology firm. 
  • Representation of a hedge fund’s liquidating trustee in enforcing a US $400 million judgment against an offshore fund and pursuing claims against the fund manager and allies, involving offshore and U.S. litigation.
  • Representation of an oil exploration and production company with regard to enforcement issues in a substantial creditor-debtor dispute with state-owned enterprises of a Sub-Saharan African sovereign.
  • Representation of NTT DoCoMo Inc., the Japanese mobile telecom provider, in enforcing a US $1.2 billion London Court of International Arbitration award against Tata Sons Ltd., the holding company for the Indian conglomerate Tata Group.
  • Representation of DuPont in enforcing a US $920 million judgment against Kolon Industries, a South Korean conglomerate operating worldwide.
  • Representation of international oil and gas concerns in the development of a worldwide enforcement strategy in relation to arbitration awards of US $2 billion+ against Middle Eastern sovereign interests.
  • Representation of a class of judgment creditors in developing and implementing a comprehensive worldwide asset-tracing and recovery plan related to a US $150 million+ civil antitrust judgment against debtors located in Asia, including against a purported Chinese state-owned enterprise.
  • Representation of a U.S.-based retailer and distributor in enforcing a substantial U.S. court judgment against one of India’s largest exporters, involving seizures, litigation, and enforcement actions across jurisdictions worldwide, including against the exporter’s alter egos, allies, intermediaries and nominee entities.
  • Representation of the government of a U.S. territory in enforcing judgments of US $100 million+ against assets and defendants in multiple jurisdictions in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.
  • Representation of a Brazil-based creditor in the tracing and recovery of US $250 million+ proceeds of fraud throughout the U.S., the Caribbean and Europe.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Choices for Arbitral Award Creditors in Dealing with Recalcitrant Debtors" (The International Arbitration Club of New York, New York, February 2018)
  • Speaker, "Enforcement of Arbitral Awards" (Juris Conferences, New York, September 2017)
  • Co-author, "Execution and Judgment Enforcement in the United States" (ABA International Aspects of U.S. Litigation, February 2017)
  • Co-author, "Execution and Judgment Enforcement in the United States" (ABA International Aspects of Litigation, November 2016)
  • Co-author, "Recognition and Execution of Arbitration Awards in the United States" (Global Arbitration Review, 2016)
  • Co-author, "Enforcing Arbitral Awards: Success Lies In The Strategy" (Law360, April 2016)
  • Speaker, "Monetizing Arbitration Awards in International Energy Disputes" (Global Forum on Dispute Resolution for Oil & Gas Industry, Amsterdam, May 2015)
  • Speaker, "Lifting the Lid on Interim Measures: A Comparative Analysis" (C5 Transatlantic Litigation Conference, Amsterdam, June 2014)