Financial Products & Services Litigation

We focus on high-stakes litigation for major participants in the financial services industry, as both claimants and defendants, involving some of the most complex and esoteric financial instruments in today's market. We are noted for our conflict-free profile, which allows us to aggressively pursue claims against virtually any institution.


Publications January 27, 2020

David McGill on Spoofing, the Statute of Limitations, and “Prosecution by Hindsight”

Kobre & Kim’s David McGill sat down with Bloomberg to discuss a recent court decision that effectively extended the statute of limitations for spoofing cases, warning that it could potentially lead to prosecutorial overreach.

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Publications July 16, 2019

Nathaniel Barber Discusses the Future of FCA Enforcement Post-Brexit in CDR

English barrister Nathaniel Barber discussed the 2018-2019 report released by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and its impact on regulatory priorities with Commercial Dispute Resolution.

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Publications June 27, 2019

Beau Barnes speaks with GIR on Sanctions Enforcement in the Digital Currency World

With his experience advocating on behalf of clients under investigation for potential sanctions violations, Beau Barnes spoke with Global Investigations Review on the latest regulatory challenge facing the cryptocurrency industry: Sanctions compliance.

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Publications June 25, 2019

Nathaniel Barber Speaks on the FCA’s Final Report on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s GRG division with Commercial Dispute Resolution

London-based Kobre & Kim lawyer Nathaniel Barber spoke with Commercial Dispute Resolution on the recently published review on the treatment of small and medium-sized enterprises by the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG) division.

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Publications June 13, 2019

Benjamin Sauter Discusses Wyoming Cryptocurrency Laws and Federal Regulation in Wired

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter brings his experience and insights in regulatory issues facing the cryptocurrency industry to discuss Wyoming’s new crypto-friendly state laws – and their potential to be emulated on a federal level – in Wired.

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Publications June 5, 2019

Benjamin Sauter on How Kik v SEC Could Change How the SEC Regulates Cryptocurrencies in Wired

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter, who regularly represents clients in the digital currency sphere from blockchain developers to exchanges, discussed with Wired Magazine the implications that a civil lawsuit by the platform Kik against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could have on the cryptocurrency industry.

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Publications June 3, 2019

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill on Kik’s Defend Crypto fund, and taking on the SEC

Kobre & Kim lawyers Benjamin Sauter and David McGill speak on the potential for legal action by the kin cryptocurrency company Kik against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Cointelegraph.

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Publications March 4, 2019

Benjamin Sauter and Jake Chervinsky Discuss the Rise of “Stablecoins” with CoinDesk

Kobre & Kim attorneys Benjamin Sauter and Jake Chervinsky draw upon their experience in digital currency regulatory issues to discuss the rise of “stablecoins” with leading digital currency news site Coin Desk.

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Publications February 27, 2019

Nathaniel Barber unpacks the FCA’s first-ever competition decision with CDR

Kobre & Kim attorney Nathaniel Barber spoke with Commercial Dispute Resolution on the “landmark” first competition decision for the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

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Events February 13, 2019

Benjamin Sauter Discusses Cryptocurrency in Asia at the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum

Kobre & Kim attorney Benjamin Sauter will discuss the regulatory and policy landscape surrounding cryptocurrency at the International Bar Association’s Asia Pacific Forum on February 28.

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Client Alert January 30, 2019

A New Opportunity to Avoid Cyberattacks From the U.S.

  • Rising cyber security breaches place global companies at risk.
  • The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently imposed new regulations requiring companies to certify compliance with their cybersecurity programs by February 15 of every year.
  • To prevent a breach, noncompliance or litigation, Chinese companies with U.S.-incorporated subsidies ought to ensure their programs comply with these new regulations.

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Events November 28, 2018

Steve Perlstein and Beau Barnes Discuss Using CFAA to Combat Insider Threats

Kobre & Kim attorneys Steve Perlstein and Beau Barnes will lead a discussion on the use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) as a tool to combat insider threats at SIFMA’s Insider Threat Roundtable on November 29 in New York.

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Publications September 25, 2018

Jake Chervinsky: Defending Crypto from the SEC

Jake Chervinsky speaks with Off the Chain podcast host Anthony Pompliano on securities law, accreditation standards, terrorism financing, the applications of the Howey Test to crypto, and much more in this in-depth 90-minute interview.

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Publications September 19, 2018

What Bitcoin Did: An Interview with Jake Chervinsky

Jake Chervinsky speaks with What Bitcoin Did podcast host Peter McCormack on the growing friction between BitCoin and traditional finance. As regulators work to ensure that Cryptocurrencies are following due process, the industry is watching closely.

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Publications August 24, 2018

What an SEC Bitcoin ETF Rejection Review Really Means

Following an announcement by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that nine bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) disapproval orders are to be stayed until further review, Jake Chervinsky sat down with CoinDesk to discuss what the announcement really means, and what implications it carries for the proposed bitcoin ETFs themselves.

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