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 August 14, 2017

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill Offer Insight on the SEC’s New Digital Currency Oversight

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill, government enforcement defense lawyers who represent clients in trading disputes and other matters involving complex financial technologies, discuss the implications for companies and individuals involved in initial coin offerings, and how they can prepare for the regulatory risks ahead.

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Publications June 28, 2017

As Cryptocurrency ICOs Surge in Popularity, David McGill and Benjamin Sauter Analyze the Role of U.S. Regulators

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill, who represent clients in trading disputes and other matters involving complex financial technologies and government enforcement actions, offer answers on the viability of crypocurrency, the future of the digital currency market, and potential avenues for government regulation. 

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Events May 3, 2017

Ben Sauter Examines Blockchain Issues at #FinTech2017

Ben Sauter addressed digital currency and blockchain development issues at the #FinTech2017 conference on May 3 in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

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Firm News April 20, 2017

Kobre & Kim Successfully Defends Against Application to Bring Derivative Proceedings in the BVI Commercial Court

Kobre & Kim successfully defended the directors of Spectrum Galaxy Fund Limited (Spectrum) in an application for court permission in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to commence derivative proceedings in Florida on behalf the company.

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Events January 19, 2017

Michael Kim Examines Enforcement and Litigation Trends in Derivatives and Futures Law

Michael Kim discussed the latest enforcement and litigation developments on a panel titled “Enforcement and Litigation Developments” at the ABA Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Meeting on January 19.

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Publications March 14, 2016

Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford QC Discusses Litigation Trends in the UK Market

Andrew Stafford QC examined the new regulatory environment and trends in the banking and finance litigation market in London in The Lawyer magazine. 

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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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Publications January 9, 2015

Hong Kong Lawyers William F. McGovern and John Han Share Thoughts With FinanceAsia on What to Expect in 2015

William McGovern and John Han of the Hong Kong office shared with FinanceAsia, one of Asia’s leading financial publications, their insights into Asia’s regulatory landscape for the coming year.

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Events October 21, 2014

Robert Henoch Presents at IBC Legal’s Financial Institutions Litigation 2014

Robert Henoch participated in the 4th Annual Financial Institutions Litigation conference on October 21 in London.

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Firm News February 1, 2013

Kobre & Kim Achieves US $30M Award for US Airways

Kobre & Kim successfully secured an award for $30 million on behalf of US Airways Inc. against its former broker-dealer Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in a customer arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in New York. 

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Firm News July 9, 2012

Kobre & Kim Opens Cayman Islands Office

Kobre & Kim has announced the opening of an office in the Cayman Islands.

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Accolades December 12, 2011

Kobre & Kim Miami Partner Named Finalist in the Daily Business Review's 2011 Most Effective Lawyers Special Report

Andrew Lourie was selected as a finalist for the Daily Business Review's 2011 Most Effective Lawyers Award for the corporate securities category.

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Firm News September 6, 2011

Jalil Asif QC Joins Kobre & Kim in London

In response to high demand in London for the services of a conflict-free firm devoted solely to litigation and arbitration, Kobre & Kim
has expanded its team with the addition of Jalil Asif QC. 

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Firm News May 17, 2011

Kobre & Kim Obtains Favorable Settlement for Hedge Funds in Dispute Arising Out of Breach of Securities Purchase Agreement

Kobre & Kim represented 13 plaintiff hedge funds in litigation against CEL-SCI Corporation, which recently resulted in a favorable multimillion-dollar settlement.

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Firm News January 30, 2009

Kobre & Kim Represents Hedge Fund in Suit Over Madoff Losses

Kobre & Kim represented MAXAM Absolute Return Fund in connection
with attempts to recover US $280 million investments in the Bernard L.
Madoff Investment Securities LLC fraud, and defense against potential
lawsuits by investors in MAXAM-managed funds, as well as associated
purported class actions. 

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