Investigations, Examinations & Monitorships

We are often called in to assist when an organization with multiple stakeholders requires an independent and objective review. We do not ordinarily maintain repeat clients of our own and are therefore reliably free of relationships to major banks, nongovernmental organizations or other typical stakeholders with an interest in the outcome of the investigation.


Accolades December 18, 2020

Chambers and Partners Again Recognizes Kobre & Kim as Top International Law Firm in Korea and China for 2021

Chambers and Partners has once again recognized Kobre & Kim as among the top international law firms in South Korea and in China for 2021.

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Accolades December 3, 2020

Kobre & Kim Makes the GIR 100 for 5th Consecutive Year

For the fifth consecutive year running, Kobre & Kim has made the Global Investigations Review (GIR) 100 as one of the world’s leading law firms to handle cross-border investigations.

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Publications September 24, 2020

Scott Hulsey Discusses the New Legal Perils Triggered by the Pandemic with The Wall Street Journal

“The coronavirus pandemic has created a legal minefield for companies,” opens the Wall Street Journal in a recent article exploring vulnerabilities such as remote working, complex government regulations and travel restrictions. Kobre & Kim’s Scott Hulsey, who specializes in complex government investigations and was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and Chief Compliance Officer at General Electric, sat down with the Journal to discuss the ins and outs of investigations work in an almost fully remote world.

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Events September 18, 2020

William McGovern Joins Virtual Panel to Discuss the Role of Whistleblowers in the U.S.

Whistleblowers are behind virtually every major fraud investigation in the United States, but are whistleblowers a force for good, or a source of trouble? Kobre & Kim’s William McGovern joins a Wake Forest University Center for the Study of Capitalism virtual panel to discuss on September 22, 1pm EDT.

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Accolades September 9, 2020

Nineteen Kobre & Kim Lawyers Recognized as Leaders by Who’s Who Legal

We are proud to announce that Who’s Who Legal (WWL) recognized nineteen Kobre & Kim lawyers as Global Leaders in their latest global ranking of lawyers for 2020 in the areas of asset recovery, business crime defense, investigations and restructuring & insolvency.

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Publications August 31, 2020

Wade Weems Analyzes World Bank Investigations from a Chinese Perspective

Like many other multilateral development banks, the World Bank Group has raised the profile of its sanctions system as it seeks to combat fraud and corruption. However, the distinctiveness of many aspects of Chinese law often makes the World Bank’s system more complicated when the two meet, as Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems and William Weightman wrote with others in an analysis for Thomson Reuters' Practical Law.

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Events August 14, 2020

Vasu Muthyala Discusses Third-Party Risks from COVID-19 with AMCHAM India

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased incentives for non-compliant behavior, and companies could be held liable if their third-party suppliers break the law. Kobre & Kim’s Vasu Muthyala walked through the risks and the management strategies companies need to be aware of in order to reduce their exposure during the first session for AMCHAM India’s Anti-Corruption Compliance and Risk Management Master Class on August 13, 2020.

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Events August 13, 2020

Martin De Luca to Discuss Handling Investigations with AmCham Brazil

The COVID-19 pandemic will lead to more government and internal investigations into companies, including in Brazil. Kobre & Kim’s Martin De Luca will explore how companies should handle these situations in a meeting of the Corporate Governance Committee of AmCham Brasil in São Paulo at 8:30am São Paulo time on August 14, 2020.

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Events July 20, 2020

Martin De Luca Joins Panel Discussing DOJ Investigations into Brazilian Entities

The U.S. Department of Justice often investigates Brazilian entities, so Brazil-based clients and their law firms must be aware of the rights they have and common mistakes to avoid. Join Kobre & Kim’s Martin De Luca for a virtual panel discussion hosted by Associação dos Advogados de São Paulo (AASP) on July 23, 10am BRT / 9am ET.

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Publications June 22, 2020

Jeremy Bressman Discusses Post-COVID-19 Legal Trends with IsraelDesks

Tel Aviv-based lawyer Jeremy Bressman recently sat down with IsraelDesks to discuss trends he is keeping an eye on as the legal landscape adjusts to a world during COVID-19.

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Publications June 15, 2020

U.S. Congressional Investigations of COVID-19 Federal Aid Likely to Go Global

Recipients of the US $2 trillion aid package passed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including airlines, banks and other U.S. multinationals, should prepare for the likelihood of U.S. congressional investigations stretching beyond U.S. borders, as Kobre & Kim’s Scott Hulsey, Lara Levinson and Hartley West wrote for Global Investigations Review.

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Publications June 9, 2020

Asia-based Kobre & Kim Team on Monitorship Trends in East Asia

Unlike the United States, East Asian countries do not routinely make use of monitorships as a tool of regulatory enforcement or internal compliance. However, new trends are beginning to emerge, as Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, Daniel Lee, Nan Wang, Ryan Middlemas and Hangil Lee explain in a chapter for Global Investigations Review’s second edition of “The Guide to Monitorships.”

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Publications May 7, 2020

Michael Rosen Discusses the Economic Impact of COVID-19 with Israeli Newspaper Calcalist

Kobre & Kim’s Michael Rosen was recently quoted in the Israeli business newspaper Calcalist, discussing how amongst the devastation of COVID-19, the firm is trying to find some silver linings.

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Firm News April 8, 2020

Kobre & Kim, in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ COVID-19 Local Response Initiative, on how to ensure maximum amount of relief dollars reach those that need them most.

Founding Kobre & Kim partner Steven Kobre and New York-based partner William McGovern presented to the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Tuesday, April 7th in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ COVID-19 Local Response Initiative.

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Events October 2, 2019

Martin De Luca Leads Discussion on Conducting Investigations in Latin America at IV International Compliance Congress

On Thursday, October 10, Kobre & Kim’s Martin De Luca will discuss the challenges of conducting investigations in Latin America at the Fourth International Compliance Congress, hosted by Argentine Association of Ethics and Compliance (AAEC) and Refinitiv in Buenos Aires.

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